Jury selection wrapping up in trial for man accused of killing Lexington doctor

By: Whitney Wetzel Email
By: Whitney Wetzel Email

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Jury selection is wrapping up in the murder trial for Marty Roe. He's accused of killing a Lexington dermatologist in 2011.

It's the start of a third rescheduled trial date for the case. A judge moved the trial up from a November date, after a January trial was postponed and then eventually cancelled.

Dr. Martha Post was shot on September 1st of 2011 while she backed her van out of the parking lot at her medical office. Soon after the shooting, Lexington police focused on Roe.

Post and her husband, Dr. Robert Truitt, had previously befriended Roe and invited him to their home for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Roe had also done some renovation work in the building where the couple had offices.

Truitt claims Roe had been stalking his wife. She had complained to police in June 2010 that she had received numerous unwanted phone calls from Roe. Police records state that Post had said Roe wanted her to leave her husband and be with him.

A jury is expected to be seated by early Monday evening. Opening statements will begin on Tuesday morning. The trial is expected to continue over the next two weeks.

Roe faces several charges, which include murder, tampering with physical evidence and harassment.

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