PARIS, Maine (AP) — Opening statements in the trial of a West Paris woman charged with being drunk and reading a text message when her car crashed and two teenage passengers were killed are getting underway.
The prosecution and defense are scheduled to deliver opening remarks in the manslaughter trial of 21-year-old Kristina Lowe in Oxford County Superior Court on Thursday.
Eight women and seven men were selected Wednesday to serve on the jury.
Prosecutors say the then-18-year-old Lowe was on Route 219 just after midnight on Jan. 7, 2012 when she crashed.
Two passengers, 19-year-old Logan Dam and 16-year-old Rebecca Mason, died. Lowe and another passenger were injured.
Lowe’s attorney has said his client is innocent, but tells the Sun Journal ( ) he will not speak to the media during the trial.