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Jury selection begins in Bass Webb attempted murder trial

Jury selection is underway in Bourbon County where Bass Webb is facing two counts of attempted murder.

The charges stem from a July 2009 attack on two jail employees. Police say Webb tried to run them down, then drove from the scene, but was captured when his car caught on fire.

Police say earlier that same day, Webb murdered former girlfriend Bryia Runiewicz in Harrison County.

Video of Webb later spitting in the face of Bourbon District Judge Vanessa Dickson made headlines across the country.

Webb is also accused of killing Sabrina Vaughn in Montgomery County in 2003. He is still waiting to go on trial for both murder charges.

In March, Webb was sentenced to fifteen years in prison for assaulting an officer at the Fayette County Detention Center and for being a persistent felony offender.

One deputy working in the courthouse says they expect jury selection to take at least a day because it could prove difficult to find jurors who are unaware of the details of the case.


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