McKamey Jury Selection Begins

James Edward McKamey
James Edward McKamey (CCSO photo)

Jury selection for the long-delayed capital murder trial of James McKamey got underway today (Monday).

McKamey is charged with the 2016 stabbing and slashing death of Carol Greer in Whiteville. He allegedly attacked Greer after getting a ride with Greer’s neighbor from Columbus Regional, then assaulting the neighbor. She managed to fight him off, police said at the time, and McKamey crossed a hedgerow, where he found Greer in her yard.

After killing the beloved music teacher, McKamey took her car and fled to Brunswick County. He and a female companion were arrested near Shallotte in Greer’s green Subaru several days later. The woman was not charged in the killing.

It’s the second time a jury pool has been called for the trial. In 2020, selection was almost complete when the pandemic shut down most court trials. The trial had been moved to Bladen County due to pre-trial publicity. Thirteen of the required 16 jurors for a capital case had been picked when the trial was postponed.

The jury is being picked in Brunswick County this time, and will be bused to Columbus county. Jury selection is expected to take from two to four weeks.

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