NEWS ALERT: 2011 Fairbanks homicide trial set to begin Monday.

After over two years of legal wrangling and other delays, jury selection and trial for a 21 year old accused murderer gets underway Monday morning in Fairbanks Superior Court.

Cornelius Everett remains in jail on a no-bail status, charged with Second Degree Murder in the June, 2011 beating death of 55 year old Johnson Griffin.

Johnson was beaten to death in his Northward Building apartment.

Fairbanks Police found Griffin's body while conducting a welfare check of his apartment on June 27, 2011.

They did not immediately classify the case as a homicide, but a medical examiner later concluded that Griffin died from blunt force trauma to his chest, which caused severe

internal bleeding.

If convicted, Everett faces between 10 and 99 years in jail.