August 3, 2004 |
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.
March 2, 2004 |
Jury selection began in McAlester in the murder trial of Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry L. Nichols after the judge refused to postpone proceedings while the FBI reviews whether investigators suppressed evidence of a wider conspiracy. Nichols, already serving a life sentence on federal charges for his role in the bombing, could get the death penalty if convicted of the state charges.
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October 25, 1991 |
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 |
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 |
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.
July 7, 1998 |
Jury selection began Monday for former Air Force Academy cadet David Graham, whose ex-fiance, Diane Zamora, was convicted earlier this year of capital murder in the death of a romantic rival. The group of 181 prospective jurors was thinned by 20 after questioning by Judge Don Leonard. Attorneys will begin questioning the potential jurors next week. Graham and Zamora, an ex-Naval Academy midshipman, were charged with the murder of Adrianne Jones, 16, a former classmate.
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April 29, 2004 |
Opening statements in Scott Peterson's double-murder trial may be delayed because jury selection is behind schedule. As of Wednesday, 56 potential panelists had been selected and 62 remained to be questioned, court officials said. Many potential jurors have been excused from serving for various reasons, including opinions that Peterson is guilty. Judge Alfred A. Delucchi has said he wants 70 to 80 potential jurors before attorneys begin final selection of 12 jurors and six alternates.