Jury selection resumes in Brevard deputy murder trial

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BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - Jury selection in the trial against the man accused of killing Brevard County deputy Barbara Pill resumed at the courthouse on Thursday.

Brandon Bradley, 24, is accused of gunning down Pill during a traffic stop exactly two years ago Thursday.

On Friday jury selection came to a halt when a standoff ensued in the parking lot of the courthouse. An armed man was shot and killed by deputies after several hours of negotiating.

When jury selection resumed Thursday, attorneys for Bradley discussed the standoff and its potential impact on jurors. But Judge Morgan Reinman said the incident had nothing to do with Bradley's case and that jurors being questioned Thursday weren't at the courthouse on Friday.

"I don't see this becoming an issue unless we bring it up and make it an issue. And that's what I'm concerned about," Reinman said.

The judge will allow the defense to question individual jurors about the standoff should the issue come up.

Bradley is the accused gunman in Pill's murder and his co-defendant, Andria Kerchner, took a plea deal and is expected to testify against him. Kerchner was sentenced to 12 years in prison.