published Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Chattanooga: Jurors chosen for murder trial

Jury selection began this morning in the murder trial of a 49-year-old man charged with shooting his girlfriend to death in 2008.

A witness told police she heard Malcolm Witherow and Melissa Hoover struggling in front of 7709 Short Tall Springs Road on Oct. 8, 2008, according to court documents.

During the struggle, Connie Harrold told police she heard four gunshots. Hoover ran down the street and collapsed.

Witherow is charged with first-degree murder.

The case is in Criminal Court Judge Rebecca Stern’s courtroom.

Read more in tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

about Todd South...

Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...

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