Jury selection begins in Steve Bushaw murder trial

gavel.jpgTwo and a half years after 26-year-old Steve Bushaw was shot dead outside Talarico’s, jury selection has begun in the murder trial of the two defendants remaining in the case. In two sessions this morning, 120 prospective jurors were brought into King County Superior Court Judge Joan DuBuque‘s courtroom, and askedwhether serving on the jury for this trial would cause hardship. For those who were not excused in that round, questioning this afternoon (voir dire) will involve the defense and prosecution lawyers deciding who is acceptable to be seated.

Judge DuBuque has outlined a timetable for the case: Court will be in session Mondays through Thursdays, 9 am to 4 pm (except August 15-16, when it will be in recess), until the case goes to the jury, at which time they will also deliberate Fridays if necessary. It is projected to last three or four weeks before the jury gets the case. The defendants are alleged mastermind Bryce Huber and alleged getaway driver Brandon Chaney, both on trial for first-degree murder after prosecutors dropped the conspiracy charge; John Sylve and Danny O’Neal have already pleaded guilty to being the triggermen and are expected to testify. Earlier this week, it was agreed that opening statements would start next Monday, though that is of course dependent on how the rest of the jury selection process goes.

3 Replies to "Jury selection begins in Steve Bushaw murder trial"

  • Blair July 27, 2011 (2:16 pm)

    I hope they burn in hell!

  • Brendan J. July 27, 2011 (10:59 pm)

    It’s good to see that the beginning of what some would call closure has gotten under way. Especially for the Bushaws. Especially for Steve.

  • EEK July 28, 2011 (9:49 pm)

    I know there will be justice! Not only from the jury but from the Lord up above!! Hell awaits them!!! RIP Stevie xo

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