A jury was selected Monday in the case of Lucas Miles Morgan, a St. Helena Island man charged with murder in a 2012 shooting at the Midnight Soul Patrol nightclub.
Ten women and two men were picked for the trial at the Beaufort County Courthouse in Beaufort.
Morgan, 27, is charged with two counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder stemming from a June 21, 2012, shooting at the club on St. Helena.
A gunfight allegedly broke out at about 1:30 a.m. at the nightclub on Toomer Road between what is believed to be rival gangs. Two men -- including Morgan's brother, Michael Douglas Morgan -- were killed, and two others were injured.
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Morgan and Joseph David Bowers were arrested and charged with attempted murder and murder the same day. Kantrell Rivers was also charged with first-degree assault and battery by mob in the shooting and will stand trial in the coming weeks, Solicitor's Office spokesman Daniel Brownstein said last week.
Investigators struggled to find witnesses who would cooperate. As a result, the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office and 14th Circuit Solicitor Duffie Stone employed the seldom-used "mob law" to compel witnesses -- 61 in all, Stone has said -- to testify before a grand jury.
Morgan -- already charged with the attempted murder of his cousin Richard Earl Green Jr., who was paralyzed in the shooting -- was indicted for the murders of his brother and Dante Kendall Bailey. He was also charged with the attempted murder of Robert Goodwine Jr.
On Monday, Circuit Judge Doyet Early listed more than 60 potential witnesses who could testify during the trial, including codefendant Bowers. Bowers is also facing two counts of murder and attempted murder. His trial is scheduled to begin next week.
Several of Morgan's relatives, including Green, attended Monday's hearing but left without speaking to the media.
Pretrial motions for Morgan's case are scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Morgan is represented by Sharnaisha Naki Richardson-Bax, and Assistant Solicitor Hunter Swanson is prosecuting the case. Neither could be reached for comment after jury selection Monday.
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