Jury selection begins in Kedarie Johnson murder trial

BURLINGTON, Iowa (KWQC) - Jury selection began Tuesday in the murder trial of a Burlington teen.

23-year-old Jorge Sanders-Galvez is charged with the murder of 16-year-old Kedarie Johnson.

Johnson was found shot and killed in an alley in March 2016. Prosecutors say the murder is connected to the fact Johnson was gender fluid, identifying as both male and female. In addition to the local trial, the case may also be prosecuted as a federal hate crime.