Ninety people were summoned as potential jurors as the trial got under way Monday of a man accused of killing 14 family members.

R. Gene Simmons, 48, already is on death row after his murder conviction on May 12 for the Dec. 28, 1987, shooting of two people in Rus-sellville, including a woman said to have refused his romantic advances.The new trial is for the shooting and strangulation deaths of Sim-mons' wife, Becky, 46; their seven children; two of the children's spouses; and four of Simmons' grandchildren, one of whom relatives say he fathered by one of his daughters.

The bodies of Simmons' relatives were found Dec. 28-29, 1987, at Sim-mons' house near Russellville, which is 25 miles southeast of Clarksville. The trial was moved to Clarksville because of pretrial publicity.