Gateway murder trial

Gateway jury selection

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We’ve just returned from the fire drill break and now they’re reading off the names of all the jurors to make sure everyone is here.

They didn’t get very far before the fire drill break. They had only asked three separate questions, first whether anyone knew the defense attorneys, prosecuting attorneys, defendant, etc. Two people did and both were excused.

For the second question, they read ten names on the list of witnesses and asked if anyone knew them. Again, two people did.

Then they read another ten names on the witness list and asked if anyone knew them. I believe we were in the middle of this question when the fire alarm went off.

Anytime someone answers “yes” to one of the questions, all of the attorneys and Fred and other associated people have to go up to the bench.

The roll call is done. Turns out the fire alarm went off because of dust stirred up by construction.

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Written by Melissa Hudson

October 1, 2008 at 10:52 am

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