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Day-long jury selection sets stage for start of federal Loughry trial, opening today


Charleston Gazette-Mail

West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry, left, emerges from the Robert C. Byrd United State Courthouse in Charleston with his lawyer John Carr, after a federal jury was selected for his criminal trial Tuesday.
(Gazette-Mail photo by Craig Hudson)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Opening arguments are set to begin Today in the federal criminal trial of suspended West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry.

Attorneys spent about 8½ hours Tuesday selecting a jury of 10 women and two men who will determine Loughry’s guilt or innocence on the 25 charges against him.

Loughry’s trial could last as long as two weeks, U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver Jr. said Monday.

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