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McDaniel case lawyers head back to court Monday
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Lawyers in Stephen McDaniel's murder trial are headed back to court Monday, one week before jury selection in his case is scheduled to begin.

A 9 a.m. motions hearing is scheduled before Judge Howard SImms in Bibb County Superior Court. That's according to a news release from the office of District Attorney David Cooke.

The release does not describe which motions will be discussed, and lawyers in the case are under a gag order from Simms.

But last week, McDaniel's lawyers filed a motion on jury selection. They asked to interview potential jurors in panels of 12, at one-hour intervals, rather than in a single large group.

The defense lawyers wrote that potential jurors who are required to sit in a courtroom for hours "become uncomfortable, bored, agitated" and, after hearing lawyers' questions, often figure out ways to avoid getting picked for the jury.


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