ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. - Jury selection began Monday for one of three men charged in the kidnapping and killing of a Florida State University student in 2010.
Quentin Truehill is the first to stand trial in St. Johns County court in the death of 29-year-old Vincent Binder.
Truehill, Peter Hughes and Kentrell Johnson were jail escapees from Louisiana.
Binder (pictured below) was abducted in Tallahassee and his body was dumped along State Road 16 in St. Augustine.
The trial is expected to take about two to three weeks. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.
After friends reported Binder missing on April 8, 2010, the Tallahassee Police Department said it began reviewing Binder's phone and financial information. The review led investigators to Miami.
Tallahassee police said they were notified by the South Florida U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force that it had located a stolen pickup truck believed to be used by three prison escapees from Louisiana. Investigators linked the three fugitives to Tallahassee and possibly to the disappearance of Binder.
U.S. marshals apprehended the fugitives on April 12, 2010.
Investigators said they later received information from one of the fugitives that further linked them to Binder's disappearance.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents searching for evidence in conjunction with the case found Binder's body in a field near the intersection of Interstate 95 and State Road 16.
The FDLE did not release the specific cause of death.
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