The jury section stands empty between rounds of the jury selection process in the trial for a man charged in a stabbing in downtown Juneau in 2019 on May 16, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

The jury section stands empty between rounds of the jury selection process in the trial for a man charged in a stabbing in downtown Juneau in 2019 on May 16, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Jury selection begins for 2019 stabbing trial

The process, which can take several days, precedes the opening statements by the defense and prosecution.

Jury selection began for the trial of a man charged in a 2019 stabbing that left a man dead.

Fenton Leon Jacobs, 42, was arrested following an altercation in May 2019 when he allegedly stabbed 47-year-old William Scott Campbell three times, who died from his injuries during the medevac, the Empire previously reported.

Jacobs is charged with felony first-degree murder, two counts of felony second-degree murder, two counts of felony third-degree assault, first-degree harassment and resisting arrest.

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Jacobs pleaded not guilty during his arraignment in 2019, the Empire previously reported.

Following the selection of a jury, the trial will move to the opening arguments from the prosecution and defense. Public defender Nicolas Ambrose is Jacobs’ attorney. Katherine Lybrand and Jessalyn Gillum are prosecuting the case. Juneau Superior Court Judge Amy Mead is presiding over the trial.

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