Fleming Trial Jury Selection Made

Story by The Beloit Call

BELOIT –The Mitchell County Courthouse parking and several surrounding lots were full on Tuesday as 100 individuals attended the final jury selection proceedings around 9:25 a.m. for the Chuck (Charles) Fleming trial.

Court will be in session for the, now 16 year murder case of Carol Fleming, after 12 jurors (two alternates) were selected through an all day process on Tuesday. The trial is set to proceed at 9 a.m. on Wednesday (today), set for six days.

Fleming appeared in court with Attorney Jennifer Dahlstrom (filling in for Defense Attorney Julie Effenbeck) on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 and pleaded not guilty in the matter of the first degree murder charge, an off grid felony.

On Monday, July 16, 2018, Charles (“Chuck”) Ray Fleming, 46, was arrested on a charge of First Degree Murder for the murder of his mom, Carol Fleming that occurred on August 16, 2003 in Beloit, Kansas.

Fleming was arrested by the Johnson County, Kansas Sheriff’s Department and was transported to Mitchell County by Beloit Police Chief Dave Elam and Mitchell County Sheriff Tony Perez.

Fleming appeared in a two day preliminary hearing on Oct. 17, 2018 with District Magistrate Judge Debra Wright presiding. The trial led to a probable cause decision for Tuesday’s trial set date appearance.

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