Bowling Green murder trial begins

From the Richmond Times-Dispatch: Bowling Green murder trial begins:

Jury selection continues this afternoon in the murder trial of a Caroline County man charged in the fatal workplace shooting of his boss.

Thomas E. Monroe, 67, is charged with first-degree murder in the Nov. 17 slaying of David Ganoe, a well-known county school-system maintenance supervisor. Ganoe, 51, also coached youth sports.

Attorneys in the case are expected to make opening statements later this afternoon.

Monroe is accused of shooting Ganoe in Ganoe’s office adjacent to Bowling Green Elementary School. Monroe had lost his job with the school system a day earlier, though school officials and investigators so far have declined to disclose the circumstances.

Monroe also is charged with assaulting Ganoe’s secretary, who witnessed the altercation.

He turned himself in to authorities shortly after the shooting.

Monroe faces a maximum penalty of life in prison if convicted of the murder charge. The trial is expected to continue through the week.

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