Jury selection in the trial of Blake Mostrong, the El Centro man charged with involuntary manslaughter in the Oct. 7 death of an Alpine girl, is expected to continue Monday.
Mostrong's attorney, Robert Espinosa, said he is hopeful the trial will get under way next week, but he said the jury selection is going slow as expected.
The difficulty, Espinosa has said, is finding prospective jurors who have the time to sit through what could be a lengthy trial.
Deputy District Attorney Wayne Robinson, assigned to prosecute the Mostrong case, was unavailable for comment on the jury selection.
The involuntary manslaughter charge was filed against Mostrong following the death of Michelle Marie Grady, 17, who was struck by a van in the early hours Oct. 7 as she stood in front of a golf cart parked on Wheeler Road in eastern Imperial County.