Former probate judge's trial gets underway

COVINGTON COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - The trial of former Covington County Probate Judge Sherrie Phillips got underway Monday.

Jury selection began Monday.

Phillips is accused of taking money from an estate in Covington County.

She's charged with theft and felony ethics violation.

If convicted she faces up to 20 years in jail and as much as $180,000 in fines.