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Potential Juror Says He’s ‘Leaning Towards Guilty’ in Hot Car Death Case Jury Selection


JRH1The jury selection process began earlier this week for the murder trial of Justin Ross Harris, the man whose 22-month-old son died when Harris left him in a hot car for several hours. Now that the pool is being narrowed down, potential jurors are answering questions to determine who will decide the case.

Duffie Dixon of Atlanta’s 11Alive News has been tweeting updates from the courtroom, and it looks like the process has been difficult so far. One person has already acknowledged that they man not be up to the task of hearing a case involving a child’s death.

Others admit that being impartial may prove difficult when the child died while in the father’s care.

Yet another says that he’s already thinking of a conviction before even hearing the case.

Dixon reported that, according to her legal expert, each side can strike nine potential jurors from the pool without cause, unless the judge grants more. They would also get more strikes for selecting alternates.

Wild About Trial got a hold of the written questionnaire that the prospective jurors filled out, and it can be found here. The questions range from education and employment background, to social media, internet, and entertainment habits, to specific questions geared towards the facts of the case, including whether a a potential juror has ever left a child or pet in a car.

Jury selection is expected to last at least into next week. will have continuing coverage of the trial.

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