Jury Chosen In Case Of Man Accused Of ‘Masterminding” Daughter-In-Law’s Death


A jury has been chosen in the case of a man accused of kidnapping and strangling his daughter-in-law before hiding her body in a Hocking County septic tank.

Two men and 10 women will decide the fate of 48-year-old William Inman Sr., who is accused of kidnapping and killing his daughter-in-law and hiding her body in a Hocking County septic tank.

Inman's wife and son were  convicted and sentenced to prison terms in the March 2011 slaying of Summer Inman in Logan, about 45 miles southeast of Columbus.

Inman is accused of strangling the 25-year-old with a zip tie before hiding her body. If convicted, he could face the death penalty.

Opening statements in the high-profile murder trial set in Ross County will start Monday after Inman’s first trial ended abruptly when prosecutors couldn’t find a fair jury.

The trial was moved from Hocking County to Ross County in the hopes of finding an impartial jury.

More than 300 potential jurors lined up at the Ross County fairgrounds earlier this month to fill out questionnaires.  It was the first step in the process of finding 12 people and several alternates for a jury.

Authorities allege Summer Inman was killed because she had filed for divorce and was seeking custody of the three children she had with William Inman II after six years of marriage.

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Previous Stories:
January 15, 2013 - Potential Jurors In Inman Case Face Questions From Attorneys
January 10, 2013 - Hundreds Line Up To Decide Fate Of Man Accused In Septic-Tank Murder
December 12, 2012 - Hocking County Taxpayers Paid More Than $154,000 For Inman Trials
August 29, 2012 - Mistrial Declared For Man Accused Of Masterminding Daughter-In-Law’s Death
August 28, 2012 - Trial Begins For Man Accused Of ‘Masterminding’ Daughter-In-Law’s Death
June 7, 2012: Detectives Take Stand In Case Of Logan Mother Found Dead In Septic Tank
June 6, 2012: Witnesses Recall Seeing Alleged Getaway Car Near Church Where Logan Mother Found In Septic Tank
June 5, 2012: Jury Hears Witness Testimony In Trial Of Man Accused In Estranged Wife's Slaying
March 23, 2012: Community Remembers Slaying Victim On One-Year Anniversary
February 24, 2012: Judge: Woman Sane When Daughter-In-Law Slain, Found In Septic Tank
June 15, 2011: Woman Charged In Daughter-In-Law's Kidnapping Attempts Suicide At Jail 
June 8, 2011: Logan Woman Slain 45 Minutes After Kidnapping, Autopsy Shows
May 24, 2011:  Husband, Father-In-Law Face Death Penalty In Death Of Logan Woman
May 23, 2011: Husband, Father-In-Law Indicted In Logan Woman's Death
April 22, 2011: No New Charges Yet In Logan Woman's Kidnapping, Death
April 14, 2011: Woman Pleads Not Guilty By Insanity In Daughter-In-Law's Alleged Kidnapping
April 4, 2011: Community Mourns Summer Inman
April 4, 2011: Funeral Today For Slain Logan Mother
April 1, 2011: Only Witness To See Woman's Abduction Discusses Ordeal
March 31, 2011:  Video Shows Alleged Kidnapper's Violent Streak
March 31, 2011: $1M Bonds For Family Members Charged In Kidnapping
March 30, 2011: Coroner: Logan Mother Was Strangled
March 30, 2011: Mother In-Law Led Police To Woman's Body
March 30, 2011: Body Of Missing Logan Woman Found In Church Septic System
March 29, 2011: Investigators May Have Located Missing Woman's Body
March 29, 2011:  Family Suspected In Logan Mom's Disappearance 'Controlling,' 'Scary'
March 28, 2011: Vigil Planned For Missing Logan Mom
March 27, 2011: Investigators, K9s Search 4 Counties For Missing Logan Mom
March 26, 2011: FBI: Missing Mom May Not Be Found Alive
March 25, 2011: Missing Woman's Husband, In-Laws Charged With Kidnapping
March 24, 2011: 3 Arrested In Kidnapping Of Logan Mom
March 24, 2011: Search Continues For Missing Logan Woman
March 23, 2011: Police: Woman Kidnapped Along Logan Street