published Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Update: Jury selected in 2010 homicide case involving 2-year-old girl

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    Camron Michelle Dawn Wallace, 2, died after being shot in the chest by her 6-year-old stepbrother.
    Photo by Patrick Smith /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

  • Video: Employer speaks about family after death
    One day after 3-year-old Michelle Dawn Wallace died of a gunshot wound, Bob Haynes, the employer of the father, Thomas "Butch" Wallace, spoke to media outside the family's home on Tinsley Place in Chattanooga.

A jury has been selected in the criminally negligent homicide trial of the parents of a 2-year-old girl shot accidentally in 2010.

Eight women and five men were chosen.

Samantha Wallace, 28, and Thomas Wallace, 25, face the homicide charge in the death of their daughter Camron Wallace.

The girl died when her 5-year-old stepbrother found a loaded .45-caliber pistol that Thomas Wallace kept in his nightstand. The boy shot the girl in the chest, and she died shortly afterward.

See tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press for complete coverage.

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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