Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Jurors Sworn In as Trial Begins

The 12-person jury and three alternates -- nine women and six men -- were led into the courtroom and sworn in at about 3:25 p.m.

Judge Steven Ebert read the jury instructions.

Blanchard said he expects the state's opening statement to last about 45 minutes. Both Meyer and Morgan said they will take 25-30 minutes each.

Ebert said he expects to have jurors on their way by 5:30 p.m.

-- by Greg Bump

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