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.