Jury selection begins in Cadriel murder trial
BROWNSVILLE, TX (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — Jury selection is underway in the trial of a man accused of killing a woman and leaving her body on the side of the road in Combes last year. A mistrial was declared back in September 2013 when the trial was first scheduled to begin, Na'tassia Finley has more.
Jury selection is under way for Aroldo Cadriel, 67, of Brownsville who is accused of killing Brisna Mirles, 20, of Harlingen and leaving her for dead.
Cadriel sat in the 107th Cameron County District Court room on Tuesday as a hundred potential jurors were questioned by both state prosecutors and defense attorney Nat Perez.
A driver spotted the victim's body in a grassy area off the frontage road in Combes, just before FM 508. He was arrested and arraigned just a month later by a judge in Rio Honda where he pleaded not guilty to murder charges.
A motive has not been established and earlier this year a mistrial was declared in the original trial. The reason behind the dismissal was not made public as a gag order was placed on all those tied to the case.