Jury Seated In Cop Killer Case

The first-degree murder trial of Humberto Delgado, accused of fatally shooting a Tampa police officer in August 2009, opens Friday after a jury was chosen Thursday evening.

Defense attorneys and prosecutors took four days to select 12 jurors and four alternates from a pool of 150. Three of the jurors and one of the alternates are women.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Delgado, who is charged with shooting Tampa police Cpl. Mike Roberts during a struggle on Nebraska Avenue.

The trial before Hillsborough Circuit Judge Emmett Battles begins at 10:30 a.m.

St. Petersburg Times