CONWAY A former doctor charged in a decade-old double slaying is set to go on trial in central Arkansas.
Jury selection is set to begin Thursday in Conway for 63-year-old Richard Conte’s capital-murder trial.
The charges were filed shortly before Conte was released from a Nevada prison where he was serving a sentence for kidnapping his ex-wife, Lark Gathright-Elliott. She was once married to Elliott.
If convicted of capital murder, Conte faces up to life in prison without parole. Prosecutor Cody Hiland is not seeking the death penalty in the case.
Conte’s lawyer, Jack Lassiter, did not immediately return a phone call Wednesday.