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Jury Selection To Begin For New Canaan Man Accused Of Trying To Kill Wife

Jury selection is set to begin on Wednesday, June 18, for the trial of New Canaan's J. Michael Farren on attempted murder charges..
Jury selection is set to begin on Wednesday, June 18, for the trial of New Canaan's J. Michael Farren on attempted murder charges.. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Jury selection will begin Wednesday for J. Michael Farren, the former White House counsel and New Canaan resident accused of trying to kill his wife, according to ctnews.com .

Farren told the Stamford judge Thursday that he could no longer represent himself in the trial and he was subsequently appointed new counsel, ctnews.com reported.

Farren is accused of brutally beating his wife, Mary Margaret Farren, with a Maglite flashlight in their New Canaan home.

If convicted on all counts, Farren faces up to 70 years in prison. A jury in a civil trial has already awarded Mary Margaret Farren $28 million in damages in the incident.

Click here to read the ctnews.com article .

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