Jury selection underway for Jones County capital murder trial

Dillion Gage Compton

Jury selection is underway for a high-profile capital murder trial in Jones County.

More than 1,400 people were summoned as potential jurors for the capital murder trial of 24-year-old Dillion Gage Compton.

Due to the large number of people summoned to be potential jurors, jury selection is taking place at the Anson High School Auditorium in Anson.

The Jones County District Attorney is seeking the death penalty for Compton.

Compton is accused of killing corrections officer Mari Johnson in July of 2016 at the French Robertson Prison Unit in Abilene.

Compton's trial is scheduled to begin on October 1 in Anson.

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