Thursday, July 13, 2006

Judge Stopped Trial for John Couey

Unbelievable, now this trial will be delayed.... to be relocated to another Florida county.

Via Fox News: Judge Halts Jury Selection in Jessica Lunsford Case
TAVARES, Fla. — The judge in the murder trial of a man accused of killing 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford has stopped jury selection because he says an impartial panel can't be found in the area.

The judge stopped the process on Thursday after attorneys spent three days weeding out potential jurors who had been exposed to news reports about the case. The judge said the case has to be moved farther from Citrus County. [read more]
Via South Florida Sun-Sentinel excerpt:
Attorneys spent three days this week weeding out potential jurors who knew of news reports about the case. Howard had moved jury selection to Tavares in Lake County because of pervasive publicity in Citrus County, where the alleged crimes occurred and where Jessica's body was found in March 2005.

But Howard said Thursday the case has to be moved farther from away. It was not immediately clear where and when the trial will be held. Howard said it will be somewhere outside the judicial circuit that includes Citrus, Lake, Marion, Sumter and Hernando counties in central Florida. [read full article]

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