Day 2 of jury selection for Bryce Perkins

By Theresa Schmidt - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA. (KPLC) -It will be at least Thursday before they seat a jury in the second degree  
murder trial of Bryce Perkins.

   Perkins allegedly shot and killed Marine Daniel Gueringer at a 4th  
of July party in 2009.

   The process has been slow and tedious as the prosecutor and defense  
attorney take turns questioning potential jurors.  Ten jurors were  
tentatively selected from the first group of 14 questioned.  Those ten  
were sent home and told to report back at 10 a.m. Thursday morning.

   Meanwhile, questioning got underway with a second group of 14  
potential jurors.

    Before it's over both sides will have another opportunity to  
excuse those they think might not be right for this case.

   Jurors are being questioned about a wide variety of topics from  
whether they are likely to stick to their convictions in jury  
deliberations to whether they would apply the law as instructed by the  
judge.  They are also being asked what they think about guns and  
previous experiences with the criminal justice system.

   The trial will continue at least through the end of next week.

Judge Ron Ware told jurors on the second panel to come back at 9 a.m. and that they would
decide in the afternoon whether to meet on Friday or Saturday.

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