12 jurors, 4 alternates selected in Peterson trial

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Twelve jurors and four alternates were chosen for Drew Peterson‘s murder trial Tuesday.

The jury is made up of seven men and five women, and the majority appear to be 50 or older. Before things began Tuesday morning, there was one delay.  It came in the form of Peterson’s clothes.

“He couldn’t fit into his pants,” Peterson’s attorneys said.

The 12 member jury, made up of 7 men and 5 women, including a Hispanic man, single, in his late 20s who lives at home and goes to school for radio broadcasting.

There is also a woman in her 40s who was born in Poland, Catholic, and doesn’t believe in the death penalty.

There is another woman, who’s divorced, white and in her 50s.  A domestic violence survivor, she once took out an order of protection against her ex-husband.

drew-petersonThere are also two black men, one in his 40s, who’s a research technician.  The other, around 30, recently laid off, who moved back home and loves to work out.

Will County state’s attorney James Glasgow said very little to reporters today.

“We’re very happy with how jury selection went and as I said were looking forward to opening statements next Tuesday,” he said.

Defense attorneys had a  a bit more to say.  “Jury’s awesome are you kidding me? Perfect.  From all walks of life come from all different places, they’re male they’re female.. They’re young, they’re old, it’s perfect. That exactly what you want. It’s an exact mirror of the people who live here ,” said attorney Joe Lopez.

Opening statements in the trial are set for next Tuesday.

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