HUTCHINSON, Kan. - Jury trial is underway for one of two men charged in the fatal shooting of a Hutchinson mother. Charles Logsdon is charged in the June 2011 shooting death of Jennifer Heckel.Prosecutors say the shooting was apparently a case of mistaken identity. Investigators have said they believe Logsdon and co-defendant Billy Joe Craig planned to rob someone else but went to the wrong house and instead killed Heckel.
Prosecutors said Heckel was last seen alive in her garage at 6:25 p.m. , when she went inside to watch television with her son. She was shot to death less than an hour later.
Prosecutors said Craig told investigators Heckel was executed over a $27,000 drug debt. Heckel's neighbor, Leland Spivey, testified Heckel's son, 5, went to the Spivey's home and said "Mommy's been hurt".
During Thursday's testimony a detective testified Logsdon made 420 phone calls from the Reno County Jail in which he mentioned Heckel's murder.
Jury selection took two days in a trial that prosecutors say could last at least a month. Craig's trial is scheduled for January.