Jury Pool Convenes for Homicide Trial

Tuesday, September 02 2014

Jury selection started today in the trial of two men accused of beating their co-worker to death.

Leonardo Bongolto, Jr. and Denison Soria were processing workers at Bering Fisheries back in February 2012 when they allegedly got into a fight with Jonathan Adams. Adams, 55, was found on the steps of his bunkhouse with severe head injuries, and died the same evening.

Bongolto, now 36, and Soria, 42, are now being tried for second-degree murder. They each face a felony assault charge, and both men stand accused of tampering with physical evidence in the case. 

Superior Court Judge Patricia Douglass will preside over the trial.

More than 300 prospective jurors were called to report to Unalaska Court today. Court clerk Roxanna Winters says jury selection will continue on Wednesday.

Related stories:

"Details Emerge in Homicide Case" (Mar. 2, 2012)

"Grand Jury Reduces Murder Charges" (Mar. 9, 2012)

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