Trial in Raleigh death penalty case begins Monday

The death penalty trial of Seaga Gillard, accused of fatally shooting a pregnant woman inside a Raleigh hotel room in December of 2016, began on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 at the Wake County Justice Center.
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The death penalty trial of Seaga Gillard, accused of fatally shooting a pregnant woman inside a Raleigh hotel room in December of 2016, began on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 at the Wake County Justice Center.

Josh Shaffer covers Wake County and federal courts. He has been a reporter for The News & Observer since 2004 and previously wrote a column about unusual people and places.