The latest developments in the federal trial of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship. All times are local:
The third day of jury selection wrapped Monday evening just before 5 p.m. in a Charleston federal courtroom.
According to court documents, 13 jurors were excused from the jury pool. There is no indication in the document how many total jurors were questioned or how many were chosen to remain in the jury pool.
In a court transcript, Judge Irene Berger said last week she was looking for 35 jurors for the smaller pool from the larger pool of 300 jurors who received questionnaires earlier this year.
From that 35, attorneys from both sides will be able to disqualify a number of jurors without question. The judge is looking for a jury of 12 with 2-3 alternates.