A first look at the Levy jury
The judge in the trial of Ingmar Guandique released some basic biographical information today about the 16 jurors, including four alternates, who are hearing evidence in the case involving the death of Chandra Levy in D.C. Superior Court.
The information was released nearly two weeks after lawyers for The Washington Post and other news organizations filed a motion seeking access to the questionnaires completed by the jurors as part of the jury selection process.
But on Friday, the judge, Gerald I. Fisher, told the lead attorney for the media that the court was prepared to release only a few pieces of biographical information about each juror and only after advising the jurors of the plan to do so.
In the cover letter for the questionnaires, the judge had indicated to the then-prospective jurors that the documents would remain under seal. But lawyers for the news media have argued in court papers that the judge could not make such a commitment given that the jury selection process is presumptively open.
After speaking to jurors this morning in the jury room, Fisher authorized the court to release each juror's age, gender, education level and nature of employment.
Names were not requested by news media as part of the motion filed earlier this month.
The jurors are
A 26-year-old female who works for a non-profit and graduated college
A 27-year-old female who works in government and graduated college
A 27-year-old woman who works in government and graduated college.
A 28-year-old woman who works in the hospitality industry and has post-college education.
A 29-year-old man who works in research and has some post-college experience.
A 37-year-old woman who works in an administrative job and attended college.
A 46-year-old man who works as a journalist and has post-college education.
A 51-year-old woman who works in engineering and has attended college.
A 51-year-old woman who works as a government attorney and has post-college education.
A 55-year-old woman who works in human resources and attended college.
A 58-year-old woman who works in journalism and graduated from college.
A 59-year-old woman who works as a claims supervisor and graduated from high school.
A 60-year-old man who is employed and attended college.
A 60-year-old woman who is employed and attended college.
A 62-year-old woman who works in design and graduated college.
A 72-year-old man who works in education and has post-college education.
| November 15, 2010; 12:21 PM ET
Categories: Chandra Levy, From the Courthouse, Homicide
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