The process of finding death qualified jurors slowed down jury selection. In Holmes’ case, an unprecedented 9,000 jury summonses were mailed, and as of Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, 210 prospective jurors had been excused over four days. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Andy Cross, Pool, File) CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) One prospective juror said she had a panic attack. Another claimed to have a bad back. A third is in the military and worried he’d be deployed during the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes.
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Another claimed to have a bad back. A third is in the military and worried he would be deployed during the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes. As thousands of jurors arrive at the courthouse for questioning, both sides in the mass murder trial are worried that some potential jurors are saying whatever they can to avoid serving. Prosecutors have asked the judge not to reveal why he releases jurors, for fear of handing out a road map for others trying to avoid being on the case. And defense attorney Daniel King warned the judge who was listing off the reasons to let people go: You have to consider the fact that people may not want to sit on this jury. It wont be easy for those picked. Jury selection could last until June, and the trial could run into October.
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