Jury selection is underway in the capital murder trial of Michael Mead in Charlotte.
Mead was charged with first degree murder in Gaston County for the 2008 murder of Lucy Johnson. Johnson was pregnant at the time. The case was moved to Mecklenburg County due to the intense publicity in Gaston County.
Monday, the lead prosecutor Bob Forbes requested that the case be continued, due to his illness, but Superior Court Judge Forrest Bridges denied the request.