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    Trial Date set and Trial Proceeding Discussion Here

    http://www.630ched.com/Channels/Reg/...spx?ID=1329951



    Two-and-a-half years after the murder of a former Edmonton woman in North Carolina, we know a trial date for the man accused of killing Nancy Cooper.

    Husband Brad Cooper, formerly of Calgary, is scheduled to go on trial February 28th in the Raleigh suburb of Cary, N.C. He has been in custody for two years, following Nancy Cooper's murder in July of 2008. Her body was found near the couple's home in Cary.

    Pre-trial motions will be heard on January 31st. The trial, itself, could take several weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jess View Post
    http://www.630ched.com/Channels/Reg/...spx?ID=1329951



    Two-and-a-half years after the murder of a former Edmonton woman in North Carolina, we know a trial date for the man accused of killing Nancy Cooper.

    Husband Brad Cooper, formerly of Calgary, is scheduled to go on trial February 28th in the Raleigh suburb of Cary, N.C. He has been in custody for two years, following Nancy Cooper's murder in July of 2008. Her body was found near the couple's home in Cary.

    Pre-trial motions will be heard on January 31st. The trial, itself, could take several weeks.
    February 28 in Cary? I'm not aware of there being a courthouse in Cary. I would think the trial would take place in the Wake County Courthouse in Raleigh. Am I misunderstanding?

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    No you're correct. It will take place at the Raleigh courthouse, Superior Court division.

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    2-28-11 should be the first day of jury selection...expect that to last at least all week.
    The opening statements should begin Monday, 3-7-11

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    I was reading some material on the Michael Peterson murder trial and saw it took 6 weeks to finally seat a jury in that case. As evidenced by the change of venue request (denied), the defense may find it difficult to find a jury to their liking in short order. It may indeed be late March before the actual trial gets underway.

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    As I received information, and relayed it to the defendant after her arrest, she continued to claim ignorance and at times, laughed at the situation. She still failed to show any outward signs of remorse or concern for her missing two year old daughter.
    --Yuri Melich, arrest warrant, July 16, 2008

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    In case you have forgotten,Jury selection starts Monday, 2-28-11.

    Unlike Peterson, the state is picking up the tab for Cooper's defense.
    With that, look for the selection to be quicker than the defense would probably like.
    Look for opening statements 3-7-11

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    It will be interesting to see how this jury is picked.

    If I am the defense, I want guys, and lower income folks.

    If I am the prosecution, I want mothers, and higher income women, and maybe some retired old school guys.

    I'd love to be a fly on the wall during jury selection - I find that to be soooo interesting. If I didn't already have a career, I'd love to be a jury consultant.

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    The judge said this morning that he will personally question each potential juror as to 2 main points:

    1- Domestic violence
    2- Pre-trial publicity


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    Interesting - as much pretrial publicity as I have seen, and as much as I have read (affidavits, depositions, etc)

    I still think I could be impartial - but it would be work.

    This jury is going to be really hard to seat, IMO.

    At least the DP is off the table - if this was a capital case, I could see the jury selection taking weeks.

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    JTF,

    Were you in the courtroom hearing this live?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SleuthyGal View Post
    JTF,

    Were you in the courtroom hearing this live?
    wral broke live this am and carried about 15 minutes of
    motions and the judge talking about jury selection procedure.

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    Article about today's court happenings in the Calgary Herald:

    http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/La...342/story.html

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    http://www.wral.com/news/video/9186157/#/vid9186157

    Link to some video from yesterday.

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