Jury selection continues in Roger Clemens perjury trial

Ryan Hannable
July 11, 2011 - 11:31 am

Jury selection resumed Monday in Washington federal court, where Roger Clemens has been watching the questioning of potential panelists. The jury selection process has been quite difficult. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton said a woman could not serve on the trial after the woman said she believes that people charged with a crime probably are guilty. Thirty-six people need to be qualified before government and defense lawyers use their preemptory challenges to narrow the panel to 12 jurors and four alternates. Eighteen were deemed to be qualified last week, but 12 have been turned away for various reasons including medical issues, unable to commit to a trial that could last weeks and biases to Clemens. Clemens is charged with six felonies for telling Congress under oath that he never used performance-enhancing drugs.