Jury selection in the first-degree murder trial of Edward Salas continued after lunch Monday, court officials said.
More than 140 jurors were called, which is about average for a trial, officials said.
Jurors will undergo questioning until a panel of 12 and two alternates are chosen.
The trial is scheduled for five days. District Attorney Matt Chandler said previously the trial could begin as early as Monday, depending on the jury selection process.
Salas, 23, faces life in prison if convicted.
Edward Salas’ younger brothers, Demetrio, 22, and Orlando Salas, 18, have been convicted in the Sept. 15, 2005, shooting of Clovis 10-year-old Carlos Perez.