Jury selection for the death penalty case of Rodney Renia Young began Monday and has continued through this week.
Young has been in the Newton County Jail since 2008 after being charged in the bludgeoning death of his ex-fiancée's son, 28-year-old Gary Lamar Jones.
According to the prosecution, Jones came home from church and was attacked. His mother found him when she came home from work around 11:30 p.m., bound to a chair, stabbed in the neck and bludgeoned with a hammer.
Young has pleaded not guilty and will be defended by attorneys from the Georgia Capital Defender's Office. His case will be heard in the courtroom of Judge Samuel Ozburn as soon as a jury is seated.