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Breaking News: Jury tentatively seated in Bailey murder trial

Alameda County District Attorney Melissa Krum, left, delivers her opening argument to the jury in the murder trial of Antoine Mackey and Yusuf Bey IV, Monday, March 21, in Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland. Bey and Mackey are accused in the 2007 shooting death of journalist Chauncey Bailey. (Errol Zachery sketch)
Alameda County District Attorney Melissa Krum, left, delivers her opening argument to the jury in the murder trial of Antoine Mackey and Yusuf Bey IV, Monday, March 21, in Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland. Bey and Mackey are accused in the 2007 shooting death of journalist Chauncey Bailey. (Errol Zachery sketch)

Alameda County District Attorney Melissa Krum, left, delivers her opening argument to the jury in the murder trial of Antoine Mackey and Yusuf Bey IV, Monday, March 21, in Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland. Bey and Mackey are accused in the 2007 shooting death of journalist Chauncey Bailey. (Errol Zachery sketch)

By Thomas Peele, The Chauncey Bailey Project

OAKLAND — A jury has tentatively been seated in the Chauncey Bailey murder trial.

Seven men and five women were chosen Monday after 18 rounds of peremptory challenges that took about 20 minutes. Five alternates were also chosen.

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Lawyers for defendants Yusuf Bey IV and Antoine Mackey are now preparing to argue over prosecutor Melissa Krum’s removal of four African-Americans from the jury pool. It is unclear how long that will take.

Krum is expected to begin her opening statement this afternoon.

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