Jury Selected for Hot Car Death Trial

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The prosecutor for the case of the Garland County Judge who is facing charges after his son died while left in a hot car, says picking the jury was difficult.

The case has had a lot of media attention, so prosecutor Tom Young says it was the most difficult jury selection he’s seen in 25 years. Legal analyst, Chanley Painter, says they dismissed nine potential jurors before selecting the final pool. Those nine said they couldn’t set aside a bias or opinion they’d already made. The jury consists of six men and six women with one alternate.

Painter says when opening statements begin, the key will be a strong start. The prosecution will have to prove negligent homicide beyond a reasonable doubt to all 12 jurors. Both sides hope to wrap up the trail this week, even though there are a lot of witnesses set to speak.
 

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