UPDATE: 4 Jurors Selected, Bringing the Total to 13
Thirteen of sixteen jurors (twelve, plus four alternates) are now seated for the upcoming Jerry Sandusky trial. Here is some background information on the known jurors:
Juror #1 – A middle-aged Caucasian woman. Works at Walmart, mother of two.
Juror #2 – A 24 year old male student. His father worked for Penn State.
Juror #3 – A middle-aged woman, had Penn State season tickets since the 1970s. Her husband also works in John McQueary’s (Mike’s father) former medical practice.
Juror #4 – A middle-aged white male who is an engineer from State College.
Juror #5 – A 2003 Penn State graduate and a male science teacher at Bellefonte Area High school.
Juror #6 – A Caucasian female in her 20′s who “doesn’t watch news or know anything about this case at all.”
Juror #7 – A Penn State senior. He was wearing a Penn State archery t-shirt in court today. He works at an athletic facility on campus and had a cousin on the football team.
Juror #8 – A Caucasian male in his late 60′s or early 70′s. He is a retired Penn State professor.
Juror #9 – A Caucasian female in her 70′s. She is a retired school bus driver who wants to “help kids.”
Juror #10 – Female, light brown hair, works for Penn State as an administrative assistant. Caucasian and in her 50s.
Juror #11 – Female in her 30s, dance instructor at PSU with young son. She said yes when Amendola asked if she “realizes children don’t always tell the truth.”
Juror #12 – White female in her 50s or 60s, PSU professor of 24 years. Worked on a committee for six years with Graham Spanier and Rodney Erickson. She has sons ages 14 and 16. Jerry Sandusky gave her commencement speech.
Juror #13 (Alternate Juror #1) – Woman in her 30s, graduated from Penn State in 2007.
Five men and eight women have been chosen thus far. It is expected that the remaining three alternate jurors will be selected this afternoon. The trial will begin Monday morning at Centre County Courthouse at 8:30 am.