Jury chosen for man accused of kidnapping Christina Morris

Christina Morris kidnapping trial begins

MCKINNEY -- More than two years after her disappearance, a jury has been seated for Christina Morris' accused kidnapper. 

Enrique Arochi has been behind bars awaiting trial since he was arrested in December of 2014. Jury selection began Tuesday, and seven men and seven women were chosen by 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Collin County Judge Mark Rusch, 401st District Court, spoke with 125 potential jurors for about 90 minutes Tuesday morning. He also gave them a questionnaire, asking if they had seen media coverage of the case, and if they could look past that coverage and base a decision solely upon the evidence presented in trial.

After lunch, prosecutors had 90 minutes to speak with potential jurors, then defense attorneys had 90 minutes to speak with them, said defense attorney Keith Gore. 

Arochi was the last known person to have seen Morris alive. Surveillance video captured images of Arochi and Morris walking together in a parking lot at the Shops at Legacy in Plano in August of 2014. 

Police said they later found Morris' DNA in Arochi's trunk. Since then, volunteer groups have met regularly to help search for Morris. 

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