Week 3 of jury selection in McVeigh trialApril 14, 1997
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DENVER (CNN) -- Week three of jury selection in the Oklahoma City bombing trial of Timothy McVeigh got under way Monday, with roughly half of the 64 jurors needed at this stage approved to continue in the selection process, according to sources close to the case.
In the next round, prosecution and defense attorneys will each have 23 peremptory strikes -- eliminating jurors with no reason given -- as the court seats a panel of 12 jurors and six alternates.
Prosecution and defense sources have said jury selection could take between one and two more weeks. Through Friday, 62 potential jurors had been subjected to lengthy, often tedious questioning.
At the current stage of jury selection, potential jurors can be eliminated for "cause," meaning they are ineligible to serve because of financial concerns, objections to the death penalty, health problems or a number of other concerns.
T H E B O M B I N G / C N N S T O R I E S / L I N K S
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