Jurors picked for Heidt trial

SPRINGFIELD, GA (WTOC) - Jurors have been picked in the murder trial for Craig Heidt.

Police say Heidt shot and killed his father, Philip, and brother, Carey Heidt, two prominent Effingham County residents, in August 2008. His mother, Linda was also shot, but she survived.

The trial needed 39 jurors to choose from, but once they reached 41, they decided to pick from those qualified jurors. Four men and eight women were picked to serve on the jury. There's three alternates, who are also women.

It took two and half hours to question 14 jurors earlier Tuesday. They had 141 potential jurors to interview.

The defense asked jurors to be honest and said that they will had to be forthcoming with information. The defense said they want to know if prospective jurors could handle looking at horrific photos of the crime scene.

Jurors were told the trial should take two weeks.

The trial will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

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