Eight men charged with trying to murder George Roden, who claims to be a prophet who can inflict and cure acquired immune deficiency syndrome, go on trial at 9:30 a.m. today in 19th State District Court in Waco.
Attorneys finished selecting a jury at about 6 p.m. Monday.
Roden, leader of the General Association Branch Davidian Seventh-day Adventists, was wounded during a shootout in November on a 77-acre religious encampment near Elk.
The eight men charged with attempted murder were members of a splinter group that fled to Palestine, Texas, in 1984, reportedly after being forced off the land at gunpoint by Roden.
Charged with attempted murder are Vernon Wayne Howell, Paul Gordon Fatta, Floyd Leon Houtman, Peter James Hipsman, Gregory Allen Summers, James Loye Riddle, David Michael Jones and Stanley Carl Sylvia.