MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Jury selection has begun in the trial of a man accused of shooting another man to death at a Burnsville bar.
Shavelle Chavez-Nelson, 32, is accused in the death of Palagor Jobi, who was shot in September 2013 during a fight in the parking lot of the bar. He was 23 years old.READ MORE: Minnesota House Approves Recreational Marijuana Bill, The First-Ever Vote Of Its Kind In The State
That night was also the last time 20-year-old University of Minnesota student Anarae Schunk was seen. Schunk went to the bar with Chavez-Nelson, her ex-boyfriend, and Chavez-Nelson’s then current girlfriend.
Schunk’s body was found 10 days later in a ditch in rural Rice County.
Jury selection in Jobi’s death began on Monday. According to reports, Chavez-Nelson fired his public defenders last week.READ MORE: Why Is The Walleye Minnesota's Most Popular Fish?
His request to delay the start of court proceedings was denied by the district judge, reports say.
Chavez-Nelson is charged with first-degree murder in Jobi’s death.
Also, Chavez-Nelson, 32, and Ashley Conrade, 24, both face first-degree murder charges in the death of Anarae Schunk, who was stabbed 22 times.
Conrade is accused of helping Chavez-Nelson dispose of Schunk’s body. Investigators found several items of physical evidence at Concorde’s home that pointed to Schunk’s stabbing death at the sceneMORE NEWS: Former Minneapolis Police Officer Talks About His Decision To Leave: 'I Did It Out Of Principle'
The trial for Schunk’s murder is scheduled to begin next May.