Final jury selected in Kerrick trial

Jury selection in the Randall Kerrick trial officially wrapped up Wednesday.

Opening statements will begin Monday and tomorrow the judge will hear any motions in the case, including whether cameras are allowed inside the courtroom.

The process of seating four alternate jurors moved quickly. Three white females and one white male were questioned by both the prosecution and the defense. The four jurors will sit through the trial and may be asked to deliberate if there is an issue with on of the 12 seated jurors

The 12 person jury was seated Tuesday after seven days of jury selection. The jury consists of four white women, three white men, two Hispanic women, two black women and one black man. Four alternate jurors will still need to be selected.

Jury selection began on Monday, July 20. By Tuesday, lawyers had narrowed down their pool to 12 prospective jurors. But some of the candidates were dismissed. By Friday, they exhausted their original pool of 30. The judge ordered a new panel of 30 potential jurors on Monday, July 27 to start the process of filling the vacant spots. By the end of Monday, eleven jurors had been picked.

Twenty-nine-year-old Randall Kerrick is charged with voluntary manslaughter in the September 2013 death of 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell, a former Florida A&M football player. If convicted, Kerrick faces up to 11 years in prison.

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