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|Jury Selection Resumes in Jerry Sandusky Case
|BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- The process of picking the last seven jurors for the child sex abuse trial of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is under way.
Twelve of the 40 jurors questioned Wednesday morning were excused, mostly because they said serving on a multi-week trial would be a financial hardship.
Defense attorneys told the panel of prospective jurors their witness list includes seven members of Sandusky's family, including his wife, Dottie, and two sons.
Nine of the 12 jurors and four alternates needed for the trial were picked Tuesday, the first day of selection.
Sandusky faces a total of 52 counts involving 10 alleged victims over a 15-year span. He has denied the allegations.
Prosecutors have used four of their eight no-explanation-needed challenges and Sandusky's attorneys five.
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