Jury selection began Monday morning in the murder trial of Corey Gardhigh.
The Cedartown man is charged with the beating death of 43-year old Paul Grady on South Central Avenue in Lindale in January of 2017.
According to previous reports, Floyd County Police Department responded to what was initially reported as a shooting.
On arrival, it was determined that a shooting had not occurred however officers did locate a victim at the scene with an obvious head injury from what appeared to be an assault.
Grady was transported to Floyd Medical Center where he died about a week later.
The charge of aggravated battery against Gardhigh was upgraded to murder.