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McDaniel case lawyers head back to court Monday

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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