After three days, 12 jurors and two alternates have been selected for the first-degree murder trial of Brandon Phillips.

The last alternate was chosen at around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Justice Valerie Marshall told the group of 14 that the trial at Supreme Court in St. John's will start at 2 p.m. Thursday.  

"Don't do any research, don't discuss the matter with anyone," Marshall instructed the jurors.

Lawyers used a selection process known as challenge for cause, in an attempt to weed out anyone who may be biased.

Phillips is charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery, committing an offence while disguised, assault with a weapon, and carrying a firearm without a licence.


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