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March 30, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Jury selection began in the trial of four white officers accused of torturing a Haitian immigrant. Civil rights activists and the defendants were absent as prospective jurors were ushered into federal court in Brooklyn, N.Y., to fill out a long questionnaire on what they know about the beating of Abner Louima. Four officers are accused of violating Louima's civil rights by abusing him after his arrest in 1997.
August 3, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
More than 250 potential jurors gathered at a convention center in Port Allen as jury selection began in the first murder trial of the man suspected in a series of killings of women. Derrick Todd Lee is charged in the beating and stabbing death of Geralyn DeSoto, 21, who was found in her home with her neck slashed in January 2002. If convicted, Lee would face a mandatory life prison sentence.
October 25, 1991 | MACK REED
Jury selection began Thursday in a proceeding that will decide whether Gregory Scott Smith should be executed or sentenced to life in prison for kidnaping, molesting and strangling 8-year-old Paul Bailly and burning his body last year in Simi Valley. Ventura County Superior Court Judge Steven Z.
July 14, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
The judge halted jury selection in the trial of a sex offender accused of kidnapping 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford and burying her alive, saying it was difficult to find jurors who hadn't been exposed to media reports or other discussions of the case. Circuit Judge Ric Howard had already moved jury selection to Lake County, about 50 miles east of Homosassa, where Jessica lived and was killed, because of publicity about the case.
January 12, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Jury selection began in the trial of six men accused of trying to bomb London's transport network, with the judge telling prospective jurors they would be asked to decide whether the suspects had intended to kill, not whether religion could be used to justify violence. The defendants deny charges of conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to cause explosions in connection with failed attacks on July 21, 2005.
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