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Doerr Trial Begins with Cameras


Judge Les Shively is allowing cameras in the courtroom

A murder trial is getting underway in Evansville. And as WNIN’s John Gibson reports, TV cameras will be allowed in the courtroom:

Five years after Evansville Firefighter Robert Doerr was shot to death in his driveway, his wife is standing trial for the killing.

Jury selection began Monday for the trial of Elizabeth Fox-Doerr.

She was home at the time of her husband’s death and called 911.

Police arrested Fox-Doerr on charges of obstruction of justice and false informing, but those charges were later dropped and replaced with charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

It’s a landmark trial because Judge Les Shively ruled the proceeding could be livestreamed.

WFIE is providing pool coverage for local and national media.

It comes one year after a change in Indiana law last year that allows judges to decide whether cameras can cover a trial.

The judge has the discretion to place restrictions on the coverage, including not showing minors or jurors.