Jury selection begins in Bucktown bat beating trial

Jury selection starts this morning in the trial of a man accused of beating an Irish exchange student.

Natasha McShane and Stacy Jurich were beaten with a bat and robbed in Bucktown back in 2010.

Trial begins for man who beat, robbed 2 women with bat

Heriberto Viramontes was arrested and charged with 25-felony counts.

McShane’s injuries left her unable to walk and talk.

She will remain in Ireland, where she is receiving medical treatment.

Jurich recovered and will testify in the case.

Opening statements may start tomorrow.

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