Jury seated for Arkansas judge after son’s death in hot car

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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — A jury has been seated in the trial an Arkansas judge charged with negligent homicide after his 18-month-old son died after being left in a hot car last summer.

Television station KATV reports that a jury of six men and six women with one male alternate was seated Monday afternoon in the trial for Wade Naramore. Naramore pleaded not guilty in March in the heat-related death of his son, Thomas.

Jury selection began at 8:30 a.m. Monday and a jury was seated at 5:45 p.m. The trial is scheduled to resume Tuesday.

Naramore faces up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine in the July 2015 death of his son. His lawyer has said the boy’s death was “a tragedy but not a crime.”