Mistrial Declared After Day One of McKenzie Murder Case

The Derrick McKenzie capital murder trial ended with a mistrial during jury selection Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 6.

The day began with nearly 350 potential jurors filing into the courthouse around 8:30 am. Wednesday under high security. Armed officers with metal detectors checked everyone who entered the courthouse for weapons. Even ink pens were not allowed inside.

The jury pool met with District Judge Jeff Steinhauser and defense and prosecution attorneys in two shifts because they could not all fit in the courtroom at one time. The judge dismissed some of the jurors based on factors such as age or those with young children. By that afternoon, the jury pool had been reduced to a number that could comfortably fit inside the courtroom at one time.



To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. http://etypeservices.com/Fayette%20County%20RecordID96/


Category - Tags:

Fayette County Record

127 S. Washington St.
P.O. Box 400
La Grange, TX 78945
Ph: (979) 968-3155
Fx: (979) 968-6767