DETROIT (WXYZ) - Tuesday marks the start of a critical week in the Kwame Kilpatrick corruption trial.
Today lawyers continue to search for potential jurors to add to their pool of 55. Once 62 jurors have been selected lawyers will narrow the field down to 12 jurors and six alternates.
Ideally Judge Nancy Edmunds would like for the jury to be selected today and hopefully seated and sworn in by Wednesday. If there is time, she would at that time read the jury instructions
If this schedule is maintained opening statements would begin Thursday. Judge Edmunds has allotted the prosecution one hour to make their statement and one hour for each four defendants.
The first witness could take the stand as early as Friday morning.
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