Pierce County prosecutors and the defense attorney for Kiyoshi Higashi are picking a jury this morning for Higashi’s first-degree murder trial.
Higashi is accused of shooting James Sanders to death in April 2010. Prosecutors contend Higashi and three acquaintances planned to rob Sanders in his home after the Edgewood father advertised some jewelry on Craigslist.
Sanders was shot when he tried to defend his wife and one of his sons, who were being kicked and pistol-whipped.
Opening statements in Higashi’s trial could come Thursday.