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Jury Selected in Edward Daniels Manslaughter Trial

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Nearly five months after 7 year old Tyler Jett died as a result of a dog attack near his Callaway home, those dogs' owner is put on trial for manslaughter.

Monday, the jury was selected in the Edward Daniels' trial.

After a two hour questioning process, Assistant State Attorney, Larry Basford and Defense Attorneys, Kevin Carlisle and Doug White narrowed down a pool of twenty to five men and three women.

Of those, seven are Caucasian and one female is African American.

During the selection process, jurors were asked about their ability to be impartial in this case which the attorneys say received great community attention due to the nature of the incident and the young age of the victim.

In April, Jett was found unresponsive near his home on Kelly Court in Callaway. He passed away 5 days later in a Pensacola hospital.

His passing was a game changer in the case against Daniels. The State is pursuing a "culpable negligence" theory for the boy's death, or a "total disregard for the safety of others that results in injury or death."

Daniels is also charged with evidence tampering after he allegedly washed blood from his dog's bodies.

The trial is set to begin Wednesday morning at 8:30 am at the Bay County Courthouse, presided by Judge Jim Fensom.

News 13 will be there bringing you the latest in what is expected to be a three day trial.