Jury, 2 alternates selected for Brandon Phillips 1st-degree murder trial
Trial into killing at Captain's Quarters expected to take 6 weeks
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.
Wouldn’t expect opening statements to begin until tomorrow. Justice Valerie Marshall has to instruct the jury first. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/phillipstrial?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#phillipstrial</a>—@arianakelland
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.
Read CBC NL's previous coverage of the trial:
- Day 1: Brandon Phillips jury selection begins: What you need to know
- Day 2: Jury taking shape for trial of Brandon Phillips, accused in Captain's Quarters killing
- Day 2: Strategic selection: How the jury is chosen for Brandon Phillips trial
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