Trial of man accused in 2015 shooting death of Beaumont store clerk begins this week

BEAUMONT - The day of justice anticipated by friends and family members of a store clerk shot and killed in 2015 has come. 

Jury selection began Monday morning in the capital murder trial of Chandler Kyle Ventress.

Ventress' trial is being held this week before 252nd District Court Judge Raquel West

Police say he fatally shot of Mettha Kuruppu, 52, of Beaumont, as he and John David Sean Johnson robbed the Pick N Shop near Major Drive and Hwy 90.

According to 12News file stories, police say Ventress confessed to the crime when questioned by detectives.

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