A 7-woman, 8-man jury panel has been selected to hear the case against a 24-year-old Juneau man standing trial for murder and manslaughter in connection to his baby’s death.
The 15 jurors were selected over a three-day period and were sworn in at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Three will later be dismissed as alternates, leaving 12 to decide the verdict.
Attorneys will give their opening statements at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, then testimony will begin. Juneau Superior Court Judge Philip Pallenberg said he expects the trial to last three or four weeks.