Jury Seated in Retrial of Denny Ross
SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio — After five days of selections, a jury has been seated in the retrial of Denny Ross.
According to Jason Adams, the Judicial Attorney for Summit County Common Pleas Judge Judy L. Hunter, a jury of three men and nine women was seated just after 5:00 p.m. Friday evening.
Ross is being tried for a second time in the murder of Hannah Hill after the case was declared a mistrial in 2000.
Hill disappeared in May of 1999. The 18-year-old had gone to visit Ross at his apartment in Springfield Township. She was missing for about a week, when her body was discovered in the trunk of her car.
Although his first trial was a mistrial, the jurors had voted to acquit Ross of the crime.
In December 2010, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that Ross could be retried for Hill’s murder.
According to Adams, on Monday morning the jury will be taken to Ross’ former apartment and later to the area where Hill’s body was discovered.
Ross is currently serving a 25-year prison sentence for raping an Akron woman in 2004, while he was free on bond in the Hill case.
Fox 8 News Todd Meany and Fox8.com Reporter Lindsay Buckingham contributed to this report.