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Jury selected in Casper murder trial

Andrew Steplock makes his initial appearance in Natrona County Circuit Court on Thursday, March 21, 2019. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — A jury has been selected for the trial against a man who is accused of shooting and killing his mother, in late February of 2019.

27-year-old Andrew Steplock faces charges of Felony Murder, Murder in the 2nd Degree, Aggravated Burglary, and Possession of a Firearm with Unlawful Purpose. He is accused of fatally shooting his mother, 58-year-old Deborah Steplock, during the early morning hours of February 26th.

Jury selection for the case began Monday morning, November 18, 2019. The jury was selected and recessed before 1:00 pm, for a lunch break. The jury is expected to hear opening arguments in the case Monday afternoon.

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The panel is comprised of twelve jurors and two alternates, and consists of nine men, and five women.

Andrew Steplock was was arrested in Larimer County, Colorado late February 26th and has been in custody since. He was later transported to the Natrona County Detention Center where he remains on a million dollar cash-only bond.

The incident is alleged to have happened inside a private home near the intersection of Center and East Tenth Streets. Police arrived at the home around 1 a.m., on February 26th, responding to a security alarm when they discovered the scene. The victim’s husband was reportedly performing first aid when police arrived.

Police said multiple agencies have been involved in the case including local, federal, and state agencies as well as agencies in Colorado.

The case is scheduled to run until the end of the week.

All of those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.