TAMPA, Fla. (FOX 13) - Five years after young Felicia Williams' body was found, the man accused of killing her will head to trial.
Jury selection for Granville Ritchie’s murder trial is set to begin Monday morning, and the state attorney says he will ask those jurors to consider the death penalty.
Ritchie is facing capital punishment for the rape and murder of 9-year-old Felecia Williams. Williams went missing in 2014 and was later found floating in the water near the Courtney Campbell Causeway inside of a suitcase.
In June, Ritchie's defense team came to court asking to suppress "emotional" testimony from the victim's family during the trial. The judge denied the request.
Jury selection for Granville’s trial will begin at 9 a.m., and could last most of the day. The trial is expected to last two weeks.