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Jury Selection To Begin This Morning In Murder Trial Of Lincoln Pickett
Updated September 10, 2018 8:40 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(BEDFORD) - Jury selection will begin this morning in Lawrence County Superior Court II in the murder trial of Lincoln Pickett.

Judge Williams Sleva is presiding over the trial. He declared a mistrial on July 25th in the middle of jury selection after being unable to seat a fair jury.

Public defender Joseph Lozano is representing Pickett. Lawrence County Prosecutor Michelle Woodward will present the case for the state.

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Lincoln Pickett

Pickett, 36, of Mitchell, is charged with murder; obstruction of justice, abuse of a corpse, two counts of false informing and failure to report a dead body.

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Kami Ratcliff

Indiana State Police say Pickett shot 29-year-old Kamie Ratcliff and then burned her body on his property at 3413 U.S. 50 West. He then lied to police about what happened.

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Jasmine Pickett

Both Lincoln and his then wife Jasmine Pickett were arrested after officers found the body of Ratcliff in a bonfire at the couple's home on January 28, 2016.

Jasmine Pickett, 32, is charged with obstruction of justice, false informing and failure to report a dead body. The couple have since divorced.



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