‘Unprecedented’ jury selection in Capital Gazette shooting trial begins Friday with 300 people

News Story found on the Annapolis Capital Gazette

SEP 24, 2019 | 7:42 PM

Three hundred prospective jurors will descend Friday on the Anne Arundel County courthouse to complete questionnaires, the first step in lengthy jury selection process Judge Laura Ripken announced Tuesday for the Capital Gazette shooting trial.

Experienced defense attorneys told The Capital both the size of the jury pool and the process ordered by Ripken — who is presiding over the trial of the man charged with fatally shooting Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi Winters — are unprecedented in Anne Arundel County.
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