Jury selection underway for teen accused in murder of Hoover war veteran

Trial starts for Charleston Wells
Updated: May. 8, 2017 at 5:28 PM CDT
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Mike Gilotti. (Source: Family photo)
Mike Gilotti. (Source: Family photo)

HOOVER, AL (WBRC) - Jury selection began Monday afternoon for the 17-year-old Bessemer teen accused in the 2016 shooting death of Iraq War veteran Mike Gilotti.

The Hoover man was fatally shot in his driveway shortly before 4 a.m. on January 5, 2016 as he left his home for a workout. His wife and young children heard the gunshots.

Charleston Wells is one of four teenage suspects in the case. He is accused of shooting Wells after what investigators called a night of car break-ins, first in Tuscaloosa and then in Gilotti's Hoover neighborhood.

Opening statements could take place as soon as Tuesday afternoon.

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