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"I just want this to be over," says husband of accused Publix shooter | Crime

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"I just want this to be over," says husband of accused Publix shooter
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Clearwater, Florida -- Jury selection continued throughout Wednesday in the Publix shooting trial where an employee who was fired is accused of gunning down her co-worker at the Tarpon Springs store back in March 2010.

Arunya Rouch faced 30 new potential jurors on the second day of jury selection in her trial.  She was seen at one point staring at her pen as she dragged it along the table.  At another point, she was staring off into space, no doubt contemplating the daunting experience before her.

There are five more jurors needed - three members and two alternates.  The question is, can a jury be seated quickly in this high-profile case where nearly everyone questioned is familiar with the story.

Judge R. Timothy Peters has been requiring that the pool of potential jurors stay late each day, as to try and expedite a process and seat a jury.

Rouch is charged with first degree murder trial in the death of her colleague, Greg Janowski, a father of four.  The two were known to fight often. Tarpon Springs police say Rouch was out for revenge.

Rouch's husband, Tom, who also works for Publix, sits nearby each day for support.

He told a member of the 10 News team, "I just want this to be over with.  This has been hard on both families. My wife is ready to accept whatever happens."

Rouch is accused of gunning down her Publix co-worker, Greg Janowski, on March 30, 2010 just hours after she was fired for working without reporting her hours, which is against company policy for Publix.

Tarpon Springs police say that after Rouch was let go by her Publix managers, she left the store and then came back with a weapon and gunned down Janowski as he sat in his car in the parking lot while smoking a cigarette and drinking coffee before his shift began.

Janowski was married to his wife, Elizabeth, and was a father of four children.  His family, now represented by Barry Cohen, has filed suit against Publix.

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