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Jury selection in Weisheit trial complete

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Jury selection wrapped up on Friday afternoon in the capital murder trial of Jeffrey Weisheit in Clark County, Indiana.

Selected from the jury pool that consisted of 225 people, were 12 regular jurors along with three alternates seated by Judge Dan Moore.

Alternate members will serve only if the Judge excuses a regular member for any reason and will be sequestered and may stay with the jury in the trial phase through the duration of the trial.

Weisheit is facing two murder charges and an arson charge. He's accused of setting fire to a northern Vanderburgh County home in April 2010, killing his girlfriend's two children, five-year-old Caleb Lynch and his eight-year-old sister, Alyssa.

The State of Indiana has announced that it will call up to 30 potential witnesses in this case and the witnesses have been described as both fact witnesses and expert witnesses by the respective legal teams.

Preliminary instructions and opening statements by the attorneys will begin at 8:30 A.M. on Monday, June 10.

The public should be seated inside the courtroom no later than 8:45 A.M.. The trial is expected to last three to five weeks.

Officials are expecting a capacity crowd for this trial, so some rules have been put into place. 

Click here to read those rules.

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