Murder trial begins

From Staff Reports

   GREENEVILLE -- The trial of a man charged with killing an East Tennessee State University student and then robbing a Bristol bank began Wednesday.
   A jury of seven women and five men was selected Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Ronnie Greer told jurors the trial is expected to last approximately two weeks.
   Joey Goins, 29, is charged with the carjacking and killing of James Norwood and the robbery of First Bristol Bank.
   Norwood, 19, disappeared from the ETSU campus on April 13, 2002. Police found his body about three months later after Justin Cassidy Jones, 21, led them to a shallow grave near the Food City on state Route 394.
   Jones told police he and Goins strangled Norwood and stole his car, which they used two days later as a getaway vehicle in the bank robbery, according to court records.
   Goins is charged with carjacking involving death, conspiracy to commit carjacking and bank robbery, simple carjacking, simple bank robbery and bank robbery with a deadly weapon.
   If convicted, he faces life in prison.