Fayetteville Observer.com, by John Ramsey
Five enlisted men and four officers were selected Monday as the jury that will decide whether Sgt. Justin A. Boyle is guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of a fellow paratrooper.
During jury selection Monday afternoon, a major and a colonel were dismissed, leaving a jury of four first sergeants, three majors, a lieutenant colonel and a sergeant major.
The major who was dismissed told lawyers that he wasn’t sure he could be impartial in the case because his father died in a car wreck that resulted in involuntary manslaughter charges. The colonel was dismissed because more than half of the remaining jurors fell somewhere under his command.