Russell, 35, stands accused of the June 24, 2002 shooting death of Cadiz resident Chantell Humphries.
Of the more than 100 potential jurors summoned, at least 77 were called upon to be interviewed individually – a process known as voir dire – on Monday and Tuesday. 42 were interviewed on Monday, of which nine were excused. On Tuesday, 35 were interviewed, 10 of which were excused.
Of those that qualified on Monday and Tuesday, 14 will be picked – 12 of which will hear arguments from the defense and prosecution and two of which will be alternates.
56th Circuit Judge C.A. Woodall III advised all the jurors not to discuss the case and not to listen to, watch or read any news reports regarding the case or trial. Woodall said that while the gears of justice might move slowly, they’re after justice, not efficiency.
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