Three R. Kelly Jurors Selected

May 13, 2008

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Three jurors were selected for the trial of R&B superstar R. Kelly on Monday.

Cook County Circuit Judge Vincent Gaughan spent all day Monday questioning people from a jury pool for the R. Kelly child pornography trial.

He asked if they could give the singer a fair trial, whether they followed the six-year case and if they fancied reading celebrity media trials.

One white woman said race would be an issue for her because her daughter was assaulted by a non-white man. Another man said he was overwhelmed to be considered for such a high profile trial.

On occasion the defense team and prosecutors chimed in with questions. Jury selection is scheduled through Thursday. Twelve jurors plus four alternates are needed.