Floyd trial begins after 10 days of jury selection

Published 10:40 am Thursday, September 26, 2013

After taking a week and a half to select jurors, attorneys in the Cedric Floyd capital murder case began opening arguments Thursday morning.

Floyd, of Atmore, is charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Tina Roshell Jones, in 2011. She was shot at her Atmore home.

Floyd has already been in prison since March, sentenced on a promoting prison contraband conviction.

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He is also charged in an incident in which he escaped from the Escambia County Jail in October 2012. He was captured a day later in Pensacola.

The Escambia County District Attorney’s office is recused from the case; the attorney general’s office is prosecuting. Local attorneys had represented Floyd in the past as public defenders.