Jury Selection Begins in Eric Rudolph Trial
Jury selection begins tomorrow in the murder trial of Eric Rudolph, charged with setting a bomb outside of an Alabama abortion clinic in 1998 which killed a police officer. 500 jurors have been summoned to a ballroom where they will fill out questionniares. Individual questioning of jurors is expected to begin in May.
The defense team is led by the great Judy Clarke. Judy also represented the Unabomber Ted Kaczinski, and got a life sentence, beating the death penalty, for Susan Smith, who drowned her two sons and then invented a black male to blame the deaths on. She also served on the Zacarias Moussaoui team for a while, until Rudolph was arrested. Judy is a federal defender and death penalty expert from Spokane and a past President of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
Issues that will be raised during trial:
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