Man on trial in 2007 killing of retired teacher

58-year-old woman found dead in home on Christmas Day

Published On: Nov 28 2011 04:29:48 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 28 2011 04:38:24 PM EST
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. -

Jury selection will resume Tuesday in Flagler County court for Quritus Lowe II in the 2007 killing of a retired teacher in Palatka.

A change of venue was granted for the trial, which is a death penalty case.

Lowe is accused of killing 58-year-old Myrtle McKinney. Gytonia Cheek, his co-defendant, is not on trial.

McKinney was found dead in her home on Christmas Day by family members who went to pick her up for dinner.

Investigators called it a "brutal murder."

Police said they received tips that helped lead them to the arrests.