Jury Selection Begins in Torture Trial

Authorities say Maxwell abducted a Parker County woman at gunpoint from her home near Weatherford in March

Monday, Feb 13, 2012  |  Updated 7:34 AM CDT
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Judge Scolds Jeffrey Allan Maxwell

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Corsicana Farm House Served as Torture Chamber

A rejected suitor is charged with abducting a Parker County woman at gunpoint and assaulting her at his home for nearly two weeks.

Judge Scolds Jeffrey Allan Maxwell

Jeffrey Allan Maxwell, who is accused of torturing a woman for nearly two weeks on a deer-skinning device, was scolded by a judge Wednesday and threatened with a lawsuit if he does not pay for legal representation.
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A Texas man accused of torturing his former neighbor on a deer-skinning device is going on trial this week.

Jury selection is to start Monday in Jeffrey Allan Maxwell's case. He's charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault and one count of aggravated kidnapping.

The 59-year-old faces up to life in prison if convicted.

Authorities say Maxwell abducted his ex-neighbor at gunpoint last March from her home near Weatherford, about 30 miles west of Fort Worth.

He was arrested 12 days later at his Corsicana home about 100 miles away, where the woman was rescued.

Authorities say the woman apparently had spurned his advances several years ago when he lived near her. 

Maxwell remains jailed in Parker County in lieu of $500,000 bail.


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