LIMA — Jury selection was set to get underway Tuesday in Allen County Common Pleas court as the first step in the trial of a Lima man charged with aggravated murder in the death of a woman just days after he was released from jail.
Ross McWay, 38, is charged in the Jan. 15 death of 39-year-old Wendy Jeffers. Her body was found inside her home at 1112 N. Main St. McWay reportedly told police he strangled Jeffers and then held her head under water when he discovered she still was breathing.
McWay once served 13 years in prison for killing a man in 2001 and was released from custody two days before Jeffers was found dead. He was released after his acquittal on rape charges in another case from March 23.
Three days have been set aside for the jury trial. McWay is also charged as a repeat violent offender.