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10/09/03

Roberts Jury Selection Wrapping Up

Roberts questions a witness. Roberts questions a witness.

Jury selection is wrapping up in the Tyree Roberts murder trial. Roberts is accused of killing two Beaufort County sheriff's deputies, LCpl. Dana Tate and Cpl. AJ Coursen in 2002. After four days of jury selection, the court has now qualified enough jurors. Now, it's just a matter of who will actually sit on the jury. They'll make that decision tomorrow.

In the meantime, Roberts put three motions on the table that would throw the gun found near the murder scene out of court, along with evidence within the home, where the murders took place, and a fanny pack that was found on Roberts when he was apprehended by deputies. Through questioning the witnesses, Roberts implied the gun and the fanny pack were planted by deputies.

During questioning, the deputy who initially apprehended Roberts under a bridge admitted on the stand he had not filed a report, saying he was instructed he didn't have to. The judge says he will rule on these motions after the jury is finalized tomorrow. The trial is supposed to start after that.

Reported by: Jaime Dailey, jdailey@wtoc.com

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