LONDON (USA TODAY)— The phone-hacking trial against former tabloid newspaper editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson is set to open later Tuesday in Britain, with the prosecution to start setting out its case.
Brooks, Coulson and six others face charges stemming from the revelation that the Rupert Murdoch-owned News of the World — now closed — reportedly eavesdropped on the phone voicemails of celebrities, politicians, crime victims and others in its search for scoops.
All eight defendants deny the charges.
The trial at London's Central Criminal Court began Monday with jury selection.
On Tuesday the jury is to be sworn in and prosecution lawyer Andrew Edis will begin his case.
Brooks and Coulson face charges of phone hacking and conspiring to bribe officials. Brooks also is charged with obstructing justice.
Contributing: Associated Press