Levy death trial jury selection continues
One prospective juror said he feared gang retaliation. Another said she had been mugged a few years ago and now rarely walks outside after dark. And another said all gang members should be “castrated.”
In the third day of jury selection in the Chandra Levy murder trial at D.C. Superior Court Wednesday, prosecutors and defense attorneys for Ingmar Guandique, the man accused of killing the former federal intern, heard a variety of past experiences and opinions from dozens of prospective jurors who were interviewed to determine their eligibility to sit on the jury for the trial.
By early afternoon, nine prospective jurors were dismissed and about 20 remained. By late afternoon, another 50 or so prospective jurors were interviewed.
Judge Gerald Fisher said he hopes to have a group of 40 prospective jurors finalized by Thursday. From that group, the prosecution and the defense each will get to eliminate 10 . From the final 20, the attorneys and the judge will select 12 jurors and four alternates. Opening statements from the attorneys could begin as early as Monday.
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-- Keith L. Alexander
Washington Post Editors
| October 20, 2010; 5:12 PM ET
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