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March 3, 2014

Snowfall reduces jury pool, delaying trial

A felony trial was rescheduled Monday after many of the jurors were unable to travel to the courthouse in downtown Muskogee, said District Attorney Larry Moore.

“The one that was set for today has been bumped to Wednesday,” Moore said.

Only 20 members of the jury pool arrived at the courthouse Monday morning, said Court Clerk Paula Sexton. Approximately 35 to 40 were scheduled to be there. Snowy, icy roads kept many people home.

The jury docket is scheduled to continue today.

Three jury terms are scheduled in Muskogee this year. The current jury docket began Feb. 24 and will continue through March 14. Jury terms also are scheduled for June 2-20, and Sept. 15 to Oct. 3.

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