Murder Trial Gets Underway With Jury Selection

A local jury is now in place to hear the trial of a Panama City man accused of beating another man to death last year.

Twenty-two-year-old Kinzell McCoy is charged with second degree murder in the death of David Bowick.

Investigators say Kinzell and McCoy got into a fight last August. It happened in the backyard of Bowick’s home on East 12th Street.

McCoy supposedly walked into the Bay County Sheriff’s Office the next morning, told authorities he had been in a fight and he didn’t know if the other man was dead or alive.

They went to the home and found Bowick dead.

Lawyers selected a six-member jury Monday and testimony will begin Tuesday morning at the Bay County Courthouse.