Kruse trial begins with jury selection

Christopher Kruse

WORTHINGTON — The criminal trial in which Christopher Kruse is accused of murdering his wife, Janette Pigman-Kruse, began Monday with the start of jury selection.

A full body of 12 jurors will eventually be culled from a pool of eligible citizens. Those who have been asked to prepare for jury duty during the quarter will be vetted this week based on answers given on paper forms and in face-to-face interviews. Attorneys from both the prosecution and the defense will work together to compile the jury.

Nobles County Attorney Joseph Sanow said that at the end of the day Tuesday, nine prospective jurors had been identified. He clarified that this doesn't mean they will definitely be on the jury, but that they are considered qualified to serve in this capacity based on a number of factors.

Sanow added that jury selection is expected to last at least through Thursday.

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