Lawyers in the Haruka Weiser murder case met in court Thursday morning to discuss the jury selection process for the upcoming October trial, according to the Austin American-Statesman.
Eighteen-year-old Meechaiel Criner was arrested last April and accused of sexually assaulting and murdering Weiser. He was not present at Thursday’s hearing, according to the Statesman.
The jury will be chosen through questionnaires sent to potential jurors. After the questionnaires are sent out, 160 to 170 people will be summoned to the jury, from which the final jurors will be chosen, according to the Statesman.
Lawyers and judges are still discussing which questions to include on the questionnaire, which currently has about 25 questions but is subject to change, according to the Statesman.
The juror questionnaires will be finalized and sent out in the next few weeks.