Trial starts for slayings of Sandusky woman, her 2 kids

<span id="bIImageViewer_CaptionTextID">Heather Jackson and her two children, Celina and Wayne, were found dead inside their Sandusky home, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012</span>

Testimony has begun in the trial of a man suspected of strangling a Sandusky woman and her two children in September 2012.

The Sandusky Register

reports police officers and friends of the woman testified Tuesday at the trial of 42-year-old Curtis Clinton.

One officer testified about finding the children's bodies behind boxes in a utility closet.

Another recounted how the Heather Jackson's body was found under a mattress.

Clinton has pleaded not guilty in the slayings of the Jackson with her 3-year-old daughter,Celina, and 1-year-old son, Wayne, at a Sandusky home.

A jury of eight men and four women was selected to hear the case.

Prosecutors decided to pursue a possible death penalty for Clinton if he is convicted.