R. Kelly Jurors Selected

May 16, 2008

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Jury selection wrapped up in the R. Kelly child pornography case.

The last of the jurors were selected on Thursday. There are twelve jurors and four alternates. They include students, professionals and someone with prior jury experience.

Questioning began on Monday, and several potential jurors had expressed discomfort with viewing a sex tape. Some said they couldn't give Kelly a fair trial. Self-proclaimed “King of R&B ”Kelly is accused of videotaping himself having sex with a girl as young as 13.

He was present during juror interviews as were the judge and lawyers from both sides.

This morning Cook County Circuit Judge Vincent Gaughan will decide whether he'll unseal documents in this case.

Chicago Public Radio, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and the Associated Press filed a motion seeking those records.