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Jury selection for Ira Beumer trial set for Monday

Ira Beumer Ira Beumer
VANDERBURGH CO., IN (WFIE) -

The start of the Ira Beumer murder trial is set to get underway on Monday. 

He's the Vanderburgh County homeowner accused of causing a fatal crash after chasing several suspects in a home invasion in February 2012.

Beumer told authorities he thought the suspects had kidnapped his daughter.

Dozens of supporters turned out to protest the original hearing almost two years ago.

Kyle Phernetton with the Vanderburgh County Prosecutors Office expects the courtroom to be full when proceedings begin Monday.

"We've had it before, people have worn shirts, either in memory or in a protest. The judge won't allow that. They need the courtroom to be as neutral as possible," Phernetton says.

Jury selection will begin on Monday.

The four surviving suspects accused of breaking into Beumer's home have been sentenced after pleading guilty to charges related to the case.  

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