Lawyers look at 125 for Clemmons-related jury

Jury selection began Thursday in the trial of four associates and relatives of cop killer Maurice Clemmons charged with helping Clemmons after he shot four Lakewood police officers last November.

Questionnaires were given to 125 potentional jurors; questioning begins next week. Attorneys hope to seat a jury by Thursday and move to opening statements and witness testimony Nov. 8, said deputy prosecutor Kevin McCann, who is trying the case with colleague Stephen Penner.

Lawyers are particularly interested in jurors’ ability to sit through a trial that might stretch into the week of Christmas and how much publicity they’ve been exposed to, McCann said.