Jury selection has begun for the man who killed two people when he crashed his vehicle into a Sweet Tomatoes restaurant in 2016.
Brad Casler, 55, was charged with two counts of motor vehicle homicide for the West Newton crash. The incident killed 57-year-old Eleanor Miele of Watertown and 32-year-old Gregory Morin of Newton. Seven other people were also injured in the crash.
Casler and his lawyers have previously rejected a number of plea deals, including one that would have sent him to prison for two years. He suffers from multiple sclerosis and his attorneys say it played a factor in the deadly crash.
His fate will now be in the hands of a jury, one which is in the process of being selected among a pool of 85 potential jurors.
Opening statements are expected to begin Thursday and the trial is expected to last about a week.