• More potential jurors questioned in Brevard deputy fatal shooting case


    BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - More prospective jurors were questioned Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of killing a Brevard County deputy.

    Brandon Bradley, 24, is accused of killing Deputy Barbara Pill during a traffic stop in 2012.

    Jurors who made it past the initial questions about the possible hardships of a five-week trial are now being asked about the case and the death penalty.

    A number of jurors have said they recall the initial coverage of the case from 2012 but some of them have admitted to already forming opinions about the case and more specifically, Bradley.

    With that admission, potential juror No. 61 was released from the court for cause.

    Bradley's public defender, Randy Moore, asked a number of questions about what would qualify as a mitigating factor in potential juror's minds, from mental illness to drug addiction.

    "What if evidence was presented to you of brain damage or brain injury?" asked Moore.

    Even if attorneys decide that potential jurors can weigh Bradley's fate on the evidence presented at trial, there's another hurdle to seating the jury; Potential jurors must be willing to consider a recommendation of life in prison or death should Bradley be convicted of first-degree murder.

    Pill was gunned down during a traffic stop related to a motel burglary and Bradley is the accused triggerman.

    Bradley's co-defendant, Andria Kerchner, pleaded guilty to her role in the case last month as part of a plea deal. She's expected to be a star witness for the prosecution.

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