KOIN.com, Feb. 28, 2003
NEWPORT, Ore. — Lincoln County residents who could decide the fate of Christian Longo are being asked about shunning.
The Jehovah’s Witness church in 2000 shunned Longo, who will stand trial for the deaths of his two oldest children, after he was convicted of writing $30,000 in bad checks.
Potential jurors are now being questioned on their knowledge and understanding of the practice.
Jury selection will continue on Friday and should conclude next week.
Longo admits that he killed his wife and youngest child. However, he denies murdering the other children. Their bodies were found on the Oregon Coast in December 2001.