Jury Selection Begins For Del City Dad Of Kids Killed In Fire

Monday, May 7th 2012, 11:48 am
By: News 9

Attorneys began Monday choosing jurors in the case of a Del City father whose three children died in an RV fire in January 2011.

Christopher Dunham is on trial for six counts of drug and child neglect charges. Dunham's three children were killed when they were trapped in a burning RV. Dunham wasn't home at the time. His wife, Stephanie, was there but not inside the RV with the children.

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Police later found drug paraphernalia in the mobile home. Investigators also reported Dunham confessed that he and his wife used methamphetamine.

Prosecutors and the defense team are picking a jury from a pool of 70 Oklahoma County residents. Opening statements are expected to begin Tuesday. The judge in the case said the trial is expected to last more than a week.

On Friday, May 4, Stephanie Dunham pleaded no contest to drug and child neglect charges. A judge will sentence her in July. She could be sentenced to life in prison.

5/4/2012 Related Story: Pregnant Mom Of Kids Killed In Del City Fire Pleads No Contest