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Jury Seated In Dontae Morris Trial

Jury Seated In Dontae Morris Trial

ORLANDO, Fla. (970 WFLA) - Cautioning them to stay away from anynews about Dontae Morris, Hillsborough Circuit Judge William Fuente seated a jury in Orlando.

They'll be transported to Tampa before the Tuesday start of Morris' trial.

Morris is charged with killing Tampa police officers Jeff Kocab and Dave Curtis during a traffic stop in June of 2010.  He faces the death penalty if convicted.

Fuente decided to select the jury in Orlando because of the intense publicity surrounding this case. 

Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor says she expects many of her officers to attend the trial.  She says they won't be allowed to be in uniform, though, to avoid influencing the jury.

Jurors will be sequestered for the duration of the trial.

 

 

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