JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The life of a soon to be mother was taken far too soon. Andrew King is in jail, accused of a double murder. Police say he killed Felicia Burney, 23, and her unborn child back in 2010.
King will see his day in court as the doors to Duval County's new courthouse open Monday.
Defense attorney Richard Kuritz is defending King in what will be the new courthouse's first murder trial.
“It’s going to be the first death penalty case that's up for trial,” said Kuritz. "We tried to pick a jury in the old courthouse but weren't able to seat the jury so we are going to be the first ones up Monday morning."
Kuritz says there will be growing pains in the new facility. Sitting at 800,000-square-feet, the courthouse is twice as big as the old one. Some city employees admit, it'll be confusing to navigate around the courthouse for a while. That's why Kuritz took time to scope out the new surroundings before he steps in the courtroom.
"What I did was go through and figure out how it's going to be set up because the set up is much different than what we're used to. So it's going to be a process,” said Kuritz.
So as the doors open, Felicia's loved ones say they are one step closer to justice.