The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

April 30, 2013

Testimony begins today in sex-abuse trial

By Jean Cole

ATHENS — Attorneys will deliver opening statements today in Limestone County Circuit Court in the trial of an Athens man accused of fondling a 5-year-old girl.

Jury selection in the trial of Barry Mitchell Gant, 49, of 25689 Nick Davis Road, began Monday. Twelve jurors and one alternate were empaneled by late afternoon, District Attorney Brian Jones said.

Gant is being represented by William Clark of Birmingham.