Jury selection began Monday in Genesee County Court in a murder case that is the county's first dual-jury trial.
Kevin Wynne, 21, and Joshua Rosner, 32, both of Rochester, are accused of the Labor Day 1989 slaying of James R. Quick, 21, also of Rochester. Both are charged with three counts of second-degree murder and single counts of second-degree kidnapping.
Also charged in the slaying is Dorinda Schaub, 24, of Rochester. Her trial will follow.
Quick's body was found in Bigelow Creek in Byron. Authorities said the slaying was the result of "revenge and hatred of the victim by the defendants."
Authorities said Quick was tortured at a Rochester address where the three defendants lived, then handcuffed and thrown into the creek where he drowned, authorities said. The body was found, face up and the handcuffs still in place, in 3 to 4 feet of water.
County Judge Glenn R. Morton split the proceedings in September after attorneys for all three defendants asked for separate trials.