Jury Picked in Child Molestation Trial

A woman accused of severely abusing her step kids will go on trial Tuesday in Angelina County.

A jury was picked Monday in the case against Bennedetha Buckjune. Buckjune is charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and injury to a child.

Her husband, Joshua Buckjune, was also indicted on an aggravated sexual assault of a child charge and injury to a child by omission.

Investigators said Bennedetha Buckjune beat and tortured her 13- and 14-year stepdaughters and their father did not report the abuse to authorities.