Trial for man accused in fatal Crown Point stabbing begins Tuesday
By Ruth Ann Krause Post-Tribune correspondent August 20, 2012 6:42PM
Updated: August 28, 2012 6:23PM
Opening statements are expected Tuesday morning in the murder trial of a Crown Point man charged in a stabbing on the courthouse square in downtown Crown Point.
A total of 12 jurors and two alternates were selected Monday afternoon to weigh evidence in the trial of Jeffrey Matthew Nemcek, 23, who is charged in the Nov. 24 stabbing death of Brandon Huseman.
Nemcek has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, voluntary manslaughter and misdemeanor possession of a switchblade knife.
The issue of whether Nemcek acted in self-defense is expected to come up during the trial before Lake Superior Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak Jr.
Deputy prosecutors Jamise Perkins and Monica Rogina and defense attorney Kevin Milner questioned jurors on their views on the issue of self-defense. The law requires jurors to consider whether it was reasonable for Nemcek to use deadly force during the incident.