Jury selection begins in murder trial (with photos)

By Haley Burton
By Julianne Peixoto

September 2, 2014 Updated Sep 3, 2014 at 9:54 AM EDT

Norwich, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Jury selection began Tuesday in the murder trial of a Chenango County man accused of killing his wife.

Ganesh "Remy" Ramsaran is on trial in Chenango County Court. He is charged with second degree murder.

Remy Ramsaran is accused of killing his wife, Jennifer Ramsaran. Jennifer was reported missing in December 2012.

Seven jurors were selected on Tuesday. Judge Frank Revoir anticipates the selection process to be completed by Wednesday, and says opening arguments could begin as early as Wednesday afternoon.

Of the 100 jurors summoned, just 50 reported to Chenango County Court Tuesday morning.

The juror pool rapidly dwindled to less than two dozen, as potential jurors were dismissed for knowing people involved with the case, admitting to bias or for following the case on Facebook.

Ramsaran took notes and appeared at ease all day, at times with his feet up, smiling and joking with security guards and his new attorney, Gilberto Garcia of Hackensack, NJ.

He did show grief and cry a bit at one point during the defense's questioning of the jury, when Garcia asked the juror pool if any of them had ever been wrongly accused of something they didn't do.

Jennifer's mother Carol attended jury selection along with members from the support group 'Justice for Jennifer'.

"Jennifer is missed very much by many family and friends," said 'Justice for Jennifer' member Rebecca Schoener. "I hope they come to a conclusion of what happened to her and make sure there's peace. "

In February 2013, Jennifer's body was found on the side of the road in the Town of Pharsalia.

Remy Ramsaran was arrested in May 2013 and pleaded not guilty to second degree murder.

The Prosecution warned jurors that this trial will be filled with "some very disturbing and unusual issues", including deception, graphic evidence, adulterous relationships and sexually explicit content.

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