Jury selection on the first day of the trial of the 39-year old man accused of stabbing his mother to death on Halloween 2021 stretched until 7 p.m. Monday and was wrapped up around noon Tuesday in Langlade County Circuit Court.

Derek David Goplin is charged with first degree intentional homicide (use of a deadly weapon) in the stabbing death of his mother, Susan Reese, at an Eighth Avenue residence in 2021. His jury trial is currently scheduled to run through Feb. 10 before Judge John Rhode.

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