More than 130 witnesses are expected to be called in the trial of four men for the murder of a North Otago farm worker.
The trial, which started today in the High Court in Dunedin, is expected to take at least six weeks.
The Crown read a list of more than 130 witnesses expected to be called by the six legal teams involved.
The court spent the morning choosing a jury for the trial - a lengthy process because of the many challenges to potential jurors from lawyers.
The four men being tried for murder are Steven Boskell, Robert Cummings, and brothers Ryan and Jacob Geary-Smart, all from North Otago.
Stephanie Rose McCormack is charged with being an accessory to murder after the fact.
Justice Gendall has sent the jury away for the next day-and-a-half for closed-court legal arguments.