Jury selection moved into it's second day in the murder trial of Omar Kalmio.
As Shaun Sipma reports, the process has moved quickly to this point, and a jury will be seated Friday.
Only two remaining potential jurors were left to question by the prosecution and defense Thursday in US District Court in Minot.
(Kerry Rosenquist, Defense Attorney) "Would you hold it against Mr. Kalmio if Mr. Kalmio elected not to testify in this trial?"
(Kelly Dillon, Prosecuting Attorney) "You've heard the phrase proof beyond a reasonable doubt? "YES" "In your mind what is the key word in that phrase?"
Out of the two groups questioned Wednesday the field had been narrowed down enough to send the remaining people who were summoned for jury duty home.
43 people will return Friday to the courtroom for the final selection process.
16 people be then seated, 12 jurors and 4 alternates.
(Judge Doug Mattson, Northwest District Court) "Tomorrow we're going to have all the people under consideration and then we're going to go through the selection process."
Attorney's will have the weekend to preparing for the start of the trial as opening statements are expected Monday morning.
More than 100 people have been identified as potential witnesses in the case against Omar Kalmio, which is scheduled to last up to three weeks.
Kalmio is charged with four-class-double-A felonies in the deaths of Sabrina Zephier, the woman who's Kalmio fathered a child with, Sabrina's mother Jolene Zephier, her brother Dillon Zephier and Jolene's boyfriend Jeremy Longie in January 2011.
In Minot Shaun Sipma KX News.
KX News will continue to follow the trial at the Ward County Courthouse and will have reports with the latest developments for you each day.