Schenecker trial jury selection continues

TAMPA, Florida (AP) - The New Tampa woman accused of shooting and killing her two teenagers wiped away tears as a high school classmate of her daughter was called as a potential juror.

The emotional moment in Hillsborough County Court happened Wednesday.

Julie Schenecker is accused of killing her 16-year-old daughter and 13-year-old son in 2011. The 53-year-old is charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

Prosecutors, defense attorneys and a judge have spent three days questioning more than 100 potential jurors.

Two potential jurors were dismissed on Wednesday, one for talking about the case while other prospective jurors were present and the other for being influenced by the conversation.

Twelve jurors are four alternates will be selected for the trial.

Many potential jurors said they had seen or read news stories about the case.


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