Five More Jurors Selected in Junkermeier Trial 27 Mar 14

Five more jurors were seated Wednesday in the Brok Junkermeier murder trial in Willmar, bringing the total to 10 chosen in two days of jury selection.

The 19-year-old Junkermeier of Willmar is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the July 2013 death of 79-year-old Lila Warwick of Willmar.

Warwick’s body was found the afternoon of July 29 in the basement of her home just outside Willmar. According to court records, she had been strangled and stabbed.

Junkermeier and two other young men were arrested and charged with being involved with Lila Warwick’s death.

The West Central Tribune reports the trial is likely to proceed with opening statements from attorneys on Friday morning.

Testimony from witnesses is expected to last for about two weeks.