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NCCU Computer Specialist Selected As First Juror In Peterson Trial

Posted May 20, 2003 4:12 a.m. EDT
Updated December 9, 2006 10:03 p.m. EST

— The first of 12 jurors has been seated in the murder trial of Mike Peterson.

David Rudolf, Peterson's defense lawyer, gave his approval Tuesday morning to a potential juror chosen last week by prosecutors.

The juror, a black male in his sixties who works as a computer specialist at North Carolina Central University, told Rudolf that although he has been following news related to the case, he can serve as an impartial juror. The juror also deals with financial records at the university.

Late Tuesday afternoon, the judge dismissed another potential juror because the man told the court he had a gut feeling that Peterson killed his wife.