Source: Kim Chatelain | nola.com
Jury selection began today (May 7, 2018) in the trial of Jonathan Talley (37) of Bogalusa who is
accused of killing Aimee Kirst (33), his estranged girlfriend, near Pearl River and kidnapping their 3-year-old son on July 1, 2016.
The trial before state Judge Scott Gardner of the 22nd Judicial District Court in Covington is expected to last at least one week.
St. Tammany Parish deputies found Kirst dead of a gunshot wound to the head in her home on Ed Yates Road north of Pearl River. Talley was taken into custody in George County, Miss., after going to his mother and stepfather's home in Lucedale and telling them he shot Kirst, authorities said at the time.
The suspect is also accused of kidnapping the couple's child.
Kirst had obtained a protective order against Talley that was still active at the time of the shooting. The order gave her temporary custody of the couple's son and ordered Talley not to interfere, prosecutors have said.