An Indianapolis judge says she may summon up to four times the number of people normally called for jury duty for the trial of a woman charged with murdering her infant by eating rat poison while pregnant.
Judge Sheila Carlisle said Friday she anticipates calling 200 potential jurors for the Sept. 3 trial of Bei Bei Shuai. Normally, 50 people are summoned for jury duty in major criminal cases.
The case against the 36-year-old Chinese immigrant has drawn global attention from women's rights groups.
Shuai was eight months pregnant when she ate rat poison in December 2010. The baby died three days after being delivered, and Shuai was arrested three months later.
Deputy Prosecutor T.K. Morris says he expects the murder trial to take three weeks.