Breaking News: Jury tentatively seated in Bailey murder trial
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.