Jury selection is swift in Atlanta murder trial
Atlanta — After only 41/2 days of questioning, attorneys in the trial of accused murderer Wayne Williams spent a mere 20 minutes selecting eight blacks and four whites, nine of them women, from a pool of 60 potential jurors. The swiftness of the jury selection amazed observers, who had expected the process to take weeks.
The judge ordered the jurors to report Tuesday to be sequestered, and ordered opening arguments for this morning (Wednesday).
Mr. Williams is accused of killing two of the 28 young blacks slain in Atlanta during a 22-month period, and police have made clear he is suspected of at least 10 more of the murders.