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Jury Selected For Hattiesburg Election Trial

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - It's day one of the Election Trial concerning the June 4 mayoral race.

Attorneys for Dave Ware and Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree went through the jury selection process today.

About 100 jurors showed up to the Forrest County Courthouse.

Both sides questioned the jurors as they tried to narrow down the search to just 12 members.

They were asked questions about pre-trial publicity, if they had close relationships with the plaintiff or defendant, and if they have any formed biases against DuPree or Ware.

By 5 p.m. 12 people were selected to serve on the jury and the trial is set to begin at 9 a.m. 

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