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Jury selection resumes in capital murder case involving man accused of killing SAPD Detective Ben Marconi

Both sides requesting opportunity to add questions to jury questionnaire from March

Jury selection resumes in capital murder case involving man accused of killing SAPD Detective Ben Marconi
Jury selection resumes in capital murder case involving man accused of killing SAPD Detective Ben Marconi

SAN ANTONIO – Jury selection resumed today in the capital murder trial of Otis McKane, the man accused of shooting San Antonio Police Department Detective Ben Marconi at point-blank range.

Jurors are being interviewed based on a questionnaire they completed in March before a moratorium on jury duty due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Judge Ron Rangel of the 379th District Court, who will be presiding over the trial, says each juror gets questioned extensively regarding any potential bias or prejudices they may have.

Both sides have requested the opportunity to add additional questions to this questionnaire because of the social unrest that’s been going on in the community this year. Rangel says he will accommodate.


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