• Attorneys hope to present openings early next week in deputy slaying trial


    BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - Attorneys in the Brandon Bradley murder trial wrapped up jury selection for the day late Friday.

    They've been at it for almost two weeks, but it appears as though they are close to choosing their final 12 jurors and three alternates.

    "Has anyone seen or heard television, radio or Internet comments about this trial?" Judge Morgan Reinman asked prospective jurors Friday.

    After 12 days of jury selection attorneys believe they are close to seating the jury.

    "We are going to proceed thoughtfully, carefully and deliberately. This is not going to be a process we're going to rush," Reinman said.

    Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Bradley who is accused of the March 2012 shooting death of Brevard County Deputy Barbara Pill.

    On Friday the focus of the attorneys' questions moved away from what potential jurors
    may have heard about the case and the defendant and toward familiarizing themselves with individual jurors.

    Attorneys asked prospective questions like, "In general, do you feel police
    officers treat people fairly?"

    At the center of prosecution's case is a veteran deputy who was shot and killed in the line of duty.

    Attorneys are hoping to have a jury seated in time to present their opening statements on Tuesday.

    Five weeks have been set aside for this trial.

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