Jury Selection In Raymond Johnson Trial

Monday, June 15th 2009, 5:05 pm
By: News On 6

The News On 6

TULSA, OK -- Jury selection began on Monday in the trial of Raymond Johnson.  He's accused in the gruesome, double murder of a Tulsa mother and her baby daughter.

Johnson is facing two counts of first degree murder in the June 2007 deaths of 24-year-old Brooke Whitaker and seven-month-old Kya.   

Police say Johnson told them he hit Brooke with a hammer and then poured gasoline all over her home and set it on fire.

06/28/2007  Related Story: Family Mourns Murdered Mother And Daughter

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. 

They'll question 96 potential jurors.  It is hoped that a jury will be seated by the end of the week.