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12 Jurors Selected For Chenango County Murder Trial, 2 Alternates Still Needed

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Twelve jurors have been seated for the trial of Jeremy Coates, a Norwich man accused of murder. Chenango County Court still needs to select two alternate jurors, but having gone through all of Monday's jury pool, they will have to wait another week to call in another pool and find those alternates. That will happen next Monday, the 9th, with opening arguments and testimony following either that day or Tuesday. 

Coates, 46, is accused of killing and robbing David Green at Green's Oxford home in September, 2016. When police arrived at the house on Charles Kelley Road, they say they found Green dead in his living room. Authorities listed the cause of death as blunt force trauma. Coates and Melissa Crispell, 43, were arrested three days later. 

Crispell took a plea deal in May 2017, pleading guilty to robbery in the 1st degree. Crispell will spend 15 to 25 years in state prison and testify truthfully against Coates as a condition of the plea deal. 

Coates pleaded not guilty in October 2016.