Jury selection begins for accused in officer's death
Richard Kachkar is pictured in an undated photo from a Facebook profile.
Published Thursday, January 10, 2013 5:25AM EST
TORONTO -- Jury selection is set to start today in the trial of a man accused of driving a stolen snowplow that killed Toronto police Sgt. Ryan Russell.
Richard Kachkar is charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of dangerous driving.
He has pleaded not guilty.
Once the jury is selected the trial will not begin right away.
Kachkar's lawyer Bob Richardson says because of some scheduling issues the trial proper will begin with opening statements on Feb. 4.
Russell, 35, died after being struck while trying to stop a snow plow during a chase through snowy city streets on Jan. 12, 2011.