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Jury selection continues for second day for Jackson County murder suspect Barry Whitton

JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. – Jury selection is expected to continue Friday for Barry Whitton, the Jackson County man charged with his first wife’s murder.  Whitton is also suspected in the disappearance of his second wife and step-daughter. 531 more words

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Jackson County man charged with first wife's murder has pretrial hearing, trial scheduled to begin Sept. 9

JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. – A man charged with his first wife’s murder appeared in court Thursday, ahead of the planned start of his trial next week.   369 more words

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documenting life.

I have this fun activity I do where I just look through alllllll of my pictures. I smile at my computer, laugh at my computer, sometimes get teary at my computer, and just feel this overwhelming swell in my chest for how lucky we are. 446 more words

The Role of the Alternate Juror - July 6, 2011

Due to the length of the upcoming trial, the judge informed us that they would be seeking 16 jurors—12 jurors and 4 alternates.  Alternates are selected in order to protect the integrity of a trial should one of the original 12 jurors be unable to sit through the duration of the trial for whatever reason (illness, death in the family, things like that).  584 more words

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Who am I to Judge? - July 3, 2011

When selected for a jury, one is given the authority to determine the defendant’s guilt or innocence.  We are allotted this right as citizens of the United States.  798 more words

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Summons Day #1 - June 28, 2011

(Thoughts recorded on June 29, 2011)

Yesterday while I was sitting in the juror’s room (June 28th), I decided that I would keep tabs on my experiences as a juror (should I be selected to serve this case) and turn it into an experience blog that I will post online with commentary after the conclusion of the trial.   821 more words

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