Jury selection to begin Wednesday for retrial in 2002 killing of Myrtle Beach officer

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Jurors are expected to be selected on Wednesday for the retrial of the man convicted of shooting a Myrtle Beach police officer to death.

The retrial of Luzenski Allen Cottrell, in the death of Officer Joe McGarry is scheduled to begin this week, according to an Horry County General Sessions Court roster.

Cottrell was tried and convicted in 2005 of shooting Officer McGarry outside a Myrtle Beach doughnut shop in 2002. However, it was overturned by the State Supreme Court in 2008.

Previous coverage on the death of Officer McGarry and the trial regarding his death can be found, here:

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