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Jury selection begins for woman accused of killing ex-husband

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Tracey Grissom in court on Monday as jury selection begins. Source: Kelvin Reynolds/WBRC Tracey Grissom in court on Monday as jury selection begins. Source: Kelvin Reynolds/WBRC
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

Jury selection is underway in the case of a Tuscaloosa woman accused of shooting her ex-husband to death in front of witnesses.

Tracey Grissom is pleading not guilty by reason of mental disease of defect.

Her attorney doesn't deny she shot and killed her ex-husband, Hunter Grissom, in May of 2012.

Grissom's attorney has said he believes she suffers from post traumatic stress disorder as the result of violent relationship with her ex-husband that ended when she shot him to death.

Witnesses claim she jumped from a moving car and shot him to death at the Binnion Creek Boat landing.

Hunter Grissom faced several charges that he had sexually assaulted Tracey Grissom before he died. The Attorney General's office is now prosecuting the case.

On Monday, nearly 200 people showed up in court in the jury pool. Attorneys will whittle that number down to 12 and several alternates.

Some 30 or so potential jurors told the judge they had issues that wouldn't allow them to serve. The judge spoke with them individually and dismissed the rest until 11:30 a.m.

It could be Tuesday or Wednesday before a jury is seated and the trial starts.

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