Jury selection continues in trial of man accused of killing Brevard deputy



BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - Jury selection will continue Tuesday in the first-degree murder trial of a man accused of killing a Brevard County deputy.

Brandon Bradley, 24, could face the death penalty if convicted in the shooting death of Deputy Barbara Pill during a traffic stop in 2012.

Channel 9 learned it could take several days to seat 12 jurors and three alternates who can commit to what could be a five-week trial.

If Bradley is convicted of first-degree murder, the jurors must also be willing to recommend either life in prison or death.

Judge Morgan Reinman asked prospective jurors on Monday about potential hardships that might keep them from serving jury duty in the murder trial. 

Many of them brought up medical concerns or work conflicts they felt should exclude them.

A decision was made early on that Bradley would be tried in Brevard County, but attorneys agreed to question prospective jurors individually about pre-trial publicity in the case as well as their opinions about the death penalty.

"Do you have any doubt in your ability to simply set aside anything that you've heard?" asked Assistant State Attorney Tom Brown.

"I have no doubt that I can do that. Yes, sir," said the potential juror.

The defendant is accused of gunning down Pill during a March 2012 traffic stop. 

Bradley's co-defendant, Andria Kerchner, pleaded guilty to her role in the case last month.  She accepted a plea deal and was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Kerchner is expected to testify against Bradley as part of her plea deal.

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