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Jury selection continues in Virgil trial

Posted: Friday, Feb 14th, 2014

SANTA CRUZ — Jury selection continues in the trial of an Aptos woman accused of smothering her young daughter in 2008.

Veva Virgil, 42, is charged with murder for the death of Isabella Grace Martinez, her 3 ½-year-old daughter. Jury selection began this week and will begin again next week.

According to prosecutors, Virgil checked into the Motel 6 on Silver Leaf Drive in Watsonville on Nov. 15, 2008 and smothered her child. Hotel staff found the girl’s body the next afternoon and Virgil was arrested that night in San Jose at Good Samaritan Hospital, where she’d been placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold.

For the complete article see the 02-15-2014 issue.

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