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Potential jury members selected in Horn murder trial

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Horn escorted to court in DeSoto Parish for a hearing leading up to trial. Horn escorted to court in DeSoto Parish for a hearing leading up to trial.
BATON ROUGE, LA (KSLA) -

Jury selection will continue into next week in the capital murder trial of Brian Horn, accused of kidnapping and killing a 12-year-old Stonewall boy in March of 2010.

Bloxom's body was found in a wooded area just off Highway 171 south of Stonewall.

Horn, who is 37-years-old and a twice-convicted sex offender, is charged with first degree murder and faces the death penalty if convicted.

Jury selection was moved to East Baton Rouge Parish, and got under way on Tuesday. The trial will move back to DeSoto Parish once that process is complete.

21 potential jurors have been selected so far, but their participation in the trial is not certain. Many will likely be eliminated from the panel during the process.

Jury selection takes longer in capital murder trials because the entire jury has to be death penalty qualified.

Desoto Parish District Attorney, Richard Johnson believes a jury will be in place before the end of next week.

Johnson says Horn has been present in court every day.

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