Jury selection began Tuesday afternoon in the involuntary manslaughter case involving the owner and a former employee of the Manse on Marsh, an assisted-living facility in San Luis Obispo.
Christopher Skiff and Gary Potts are charged with involuntary manslaughter and elderly and dependent adult abuse in connection with the death of Manse on Marsh resident Mauricio Edgar Cardenas.
The 65-year-old was hit and killed by a car 10 miles from the facility in December 2014. It’s alleged that Cardenas suffered from dementia and should not have been living at the facility.
Skiff and Potts have pleaded not guilty.
The Manse on Marsh released a statement Tuesday from Christopher Skiff saying, “I trust in the Lord, and I trust in our justice system. I am confident the jury will find me innocent. Thank you for your prayers and support.”
Manse on Marsh involuntary manslaughter case moves forward to trial