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Jury selection wraps up Thursday for Boswell Murder Trial, opening arguments Friday

Jury selection wraps up Thursday for Boswell Murder Trial, opening arguments Friday

A second day of jury selection included more questions for potential jurors for the The 1st Degree Murder trial of 26-year-old Bailey Boswell. A pool of 45 potential jurors who were referred to as the “go to group” by Saline County District Judge Vicky Johnson were seated  to the front of a large room at the Dawson Count Annex located just west of downtown Lexington; 50 more potential jurors were seated directly behind them.

Several jurors were excused for various reasons including age, health and salary issues. One person who said they were self-employed as a farm worker was excused because of harvest work that awaits them. As jurors from the group of 45 were dismissed jurors from the group of 50 were asked to take their places.

The goal was  to arrive at a solid pool of 45 potential jurors to set the playing field for the peremptory  strikes the prosecution and defense used  to arrive at the final 12 jurors and the 3 alternates.

Bailey Boswell will go on trial on allegations that she killed and dismembered Sydney Loofe of Lincoln. Prosecutors alleged Boswell conspired with her fiancé Aubrey Trail and solicited young women online to carry out a murder, selected Loofe as their victim, and lured the 24-year-old Lincoln women to Wilbur to kill her.

Jury selection was compled late Thursday afternoon.  Jury members will take their places and opening arguments will start on Friday morning.

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