Jury selected, Ramsaran's parents speak out

By Julianne Peixoto

September 3, 2014 Updated Sep 4, 2014 at 12:34 PM EDT

Norwich, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A final jury of nine men and three women was chosen Wednesday at Chenango County Court in the murder trial of Ganesh Remy Ramsaran.

The attorneys still need to choose four alternate jurors. A pool of 100 potential jurors has been called for 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

Remy Ramsaran is accused of killing his wife Jennifer Ramsaran in December 2012, and is being charged with murder in the second degree.

Action News spoke with Remy's parents. They opened up about their son and the affair he had with his running partner that his wife was unaware of.

"I don't know anything about the relationship [affair]," said Remy's father Mangra Ramsaran. "But as far as I'm concerned, [it's] not because of a relationship he killed his wife. So the relationship has nothing to do with our daughter-in-law's disappearance."

Remy's mother Tara Ramsaran became emotional when discussing how the family has dealt with the pressure of the case.

"From the time my daughter-in-law went missing, it is very, very sad for us," said Tara. "All I know is my son and his wife used to live very happy[ily]. And the children too."

When asked how Remy's relationship with Jennifer was, both of his parents seemed certain it was good marriage.

"Genuine, oh yes genuine," said Mangra. "It has always been loving."

Remy's mother told Action News about the moment she learned Jennifer was missing.

"I was at work when my husband called," said Tara. "And he talked to the lady who I'm working for and told her I must go home. So, I told her I would come back to work [after]. And then when I reached home, my husband told me that my daughter-in-law is missing. So, we decided to come right away to my son's house. My son was crying so much and he said 'Mom I don't know what happened, Jennifer missing and I don't know where [she is].'"

If all of the alternate jurors are selected Thursday morning, defense attorney Gilberto Garcia said opening statements could begin in the afternoon at 1:30 p.m.

Action News will have footage from inside the courtroom during the opening statements.

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