Mount Clemens — Jury selection is starting in the trial of a Detroit-area man charged with killing four women after meeting them through online escort ads.
James Brown is charged with killing the women in pairs on two occasions at his Sterling Heights home in 2011. The bodies were found in cars in Detroit. Jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday in Macomb County Circuit Court.
Brown told police that he met the women on Backpage.com, which carries personal ads. He also told police that he fell asleep and simply found them lifeless when he woke up.
Two doctors who performed autopsies believe the women probably died of asphyxiation, a lack of oxygen to the brain. Two victims were found in a burning car.