Jury selection began in San Mateo County Superior Court today for the retrial of a man convicted more than two years ago of fatally stabbing
his wife in Daly City, an assistant district attorney said.
Quincy Dean Norton Sr., 36, is accused of murdering his 31-year-old wife Tamika Norton at their home on Mira Vista Court. Her body
was found on July 22, 2006.
After 13 days of hearings on 32 trial motions before Judge Craig Parsons ended on Thursday, jury selection began this morning, Assistant
District Attorney Karen Guidotti said.
Jury selection is expected to last until at least Sept. 6.
Norton's first trial ended with his conviction on May 15, 2008, when a jury found him guilty of first-degree murder.
The conviction was later overturned when Parsons found that the defendant's attorney had provided inadequate representation.
During the trial, the couple's two children testified they heard their mother scream the morning she died, and heard banging coming from the
Norton testified that the boys had actually heard the fight the morning before Tamika Norton was killed.
Norton told the court he was at the Milpitas home of another woman, Anitra Johnson, the night of July 21, and said Johnson took his keys
at some point and left for a few hours. He said he came home early that morning to find his wife's body on the bedroom floor.
Norton evaded police for more than a month while being sought for questioning after the murder. Police arrested him in San Jose on Aug. 27,
2006, when the woman whose home he was staying at told him to leave. Police arrested him as he sat at a bus stop.
Norton remains in custody without bail.