Jury Selection Underway In Hit-And-Run Trial

The trial of a man accused of hitting and killing a UK student is underway Tuesday.

A jury is being seated in Shannon Houser's case. Houser is accused of striking UK freshman Connie Blount with his truck last April.

Houser is charged with leaving the scene of an accident, tampering with physical evidence and drug possession.

Houser is faces six years in prison.

27NEWSFIRST has learned that they are having trouble seating the jury because of the high profile nature of the case.

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  • by Jack Location: OR on Feb 5, 2009 at 10:25 PM
    Lin, Please make sure you are taking your medication before you post comments on sites such as this. I am sure your analyst would advise you of the same.
  • by anonymous Location: GA on Feb 5, 2009 at 10:21 AM
    I just wish people would think before they post comments! Just think about what you are saying especially about the young lady/daughter/sister/friend who was killed! I have no sympathy for Shannon Houser the fact is he hit a person and then ran. This trial will not give the family and friends of Connie Blount justice!
  • by Lin Location: Michigan on Feb 4, 2009 at 06:48 AM
    I would like to say that I have been praying for both families. It is a horrible thing to loose as child as my family has. I also pray that the Blunt family can somehow realize that the man that they are to prosecute is not the monster they are trying to paint him as. What happened to Connie Blunt was Horrible, however in all of this pain, her parents need to realize that Her actions are responsible also. The very fact that this man is NOT being charged with a murder charge emphasizes this. Is it right to take a man from his child because of another's actions even if it caused their own demise? There are multiple reasons why Connie Blunt is no longer with us, the courts, investigators and police konw it. Shannon Houser is not the only one,.
  • by lisa Location: ohio on Feb 3, 2009 at 03:29 PM
    First of all I want to say that my prayers have been with Connie's family since this horrible incident. I didn't know her personally, but my son did, and I have heard that she was a very nice young lady. I drive to Lexington about once a month to visit my son, who is a Grad Student at UK. I see people turning right on red and almost running over pedestrians in the cross walk quite often. I know this wasn't the case with Connie, but the problem is that of speeding on and around campus. One would think that people would think that being close to campus, one should slow down and be alert. There are some intersections on campus that are very dangerous for peds., for example the 3-way stop, people run those signs everyday, and never cited. I know the police can't be everywhere, but when these things are pointed out to them they should make themselves aware of the problem. I pray that this trial is over soon, so that the Blount family doesn't have to suffer through a long trial.
  • by Ray Location: Hampton on Feb 3, 2009 at 01:07 PM
    And who's responsible for it being a high profile case? Media creates the problem, then wonders why it's a problem...


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