AKRON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – Jury selection is set for Wednesday in Summit County Common Pleas Court in the aggravated murder cold-case trial of an elderly Jackson Township man.

78-year-old Gus Sapharas is accused in the stabbing death of 18-year-old Karen Bentz of Tallmadge from 1970.

He’s also charged in the stabbing death of 20-year-old Loretta Jean Davis of Brimfield Township in 1975.

Both crimes were committed in Summit County.

Testimony is expected to begin on Thursday..

The trial is expected to last a week and a half.

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