FORT SMITH (KFSM) - The jury was selected Thursday in the capital murder case of a Fort Smith man accused of killing two others with a machete, according to Sebastian County Circuit Judge Stephen Tabor's office.
Jury selection was scheduled to take place Thursday and Friday, but the full jury was selected before the close of business Thursday. The trial is scheduled to begin Monday in Sebastian County Circuit Court.
Kinsey was charged with two counts of capital murder in June 2013 deaths of Brandon Prince and Nathan Young.
Authorities found the two men dead from extensive cuts outside a duplex on North D street near downtown. Investigators ruled that Kinsey killed both of them with a machete he was carrying at the time of his arrest. During his investigation, Kinsey told authorities he was walking home from the Dollar Store when he was approached by the group of three men who became argumentative.
Kinsey told police he attacked Prince and Young after he told them to back off and felt they wouldn't let him go. Kinsey's been behind bars, without bond, at the Sebastian County Detention Center since his arrest that night.
Sebastian County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Shue is seeking the death penalty in this case.