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NEWS
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.
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NATIONAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
NATIONAL
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.
WORLD
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.
NATIONAL
November 12, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Lawyers in Lee Boyd Malvo's murder trial moved speedily through jury selection in Chesapeake, choosing a panel of 28 finalists in a day and a half. Of the finalists, 10 are white women; 10 are white men; five are black women; two are black men and one is an Asian man. The jury will hear charges that Malvo, 18, was part of a sniper team that shot 13 people, 10 of whom died, in the Washington region in a three-week period last fall.
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