Murder of Gordon Dominy
seated in gun trial Jury selcclioa continued for Ihe Ihird day this morning in the first degree murder trial for Mrs. Merle Wiggins Dominy in Superior Court. Eleven jurors had been seated late Tuesday afternoon after both Ihe state and defense rejected rejected more than 30 persons. A panel of 12 regular jurors and one alternate will be chosen. Mrs. Dominy faces the death chamber or a life sentence if she is convicted of the capital crime. If the jury returns a guilty verdict on the first degree degree murder charge and docs not recommend life imprisonment, imprisonment, the death penalty is mandatory. mandatory. Mrs. Dominy, whose age has not been given, is charged with murder of her husband, Gordon R. Dominy. of 22U6 Pineview Lane, on Aug. 25. i Dominy was found lying in the front yard at Mrs. Dominy's mobile home in South Gostonia. He had been shot once with a .22 caliber weapon, police said. According to Rural Police, Dominy had visited his wjfe's trailr earlier on the night of the shooting and had been drinking. Mrs. Dominy is accused of shooting shooting Dominy when he felti'-ncd .shortly before midnight to bring their l-l-year-old daughter home. A Ga'slonia psychiatrist appeared appeared in court Tuesday to give a deposition concerning the de-ad m.-:-:i's drinking habits.