WARRENTON - A jury of 11 men and one woman was seated at 5 p.m. Tuesday to hear a New Madrid County double-murder case.
Opening statements will be made today by the prosecution and defense as the first degree murder case begins for Cecil Barriner of Poplar Bluff. Barriner is accused in the murder of Candace Sisk, 19, and her 73-year-old grandmother, Irene Sisk. The Sisks were stabbed to death in their Tallapoosa home on Dec. 16, 1996.
This is Barriner's second trial on the charges. In his first trial Barriner was found guilty and sentenced to death, however the sentence was overturned by the Supreme Court and a new trial ordered.