Jury selection began today for man charged in Officer Shaw shooting

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Greensburgh, Pa. – Jury selection began today for the death penalty trial of a man charged in the shooting death of a New Kensington police officer Brian Shaw almost two years ago.

Testimony is expected to begin next week for the trial of 31-year-old Rahmael Sal Holt, who is accused in the November 2017 slaying of New Kensington officer Brian Shaw. Holt has maintained that he wasn’t the one who fired the shots that killed Shaw following a traffic stop in New Kensington.

Last week a judge last week rejected a defense request to remove Holt’s previous gun charges from trial evidence. Prosecutors have said they intend to seek capital punishment for Hold if he is convicted of first-degree murder.