March 30, 1999 |
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 |
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.
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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.
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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.