Opening statements expected Wednesday in Victor Hill case | www.myajc.com

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Opening statements expected Wednesday in Victor Hill case | www.myajc.com

“Almost there,” Judge Albert Collier observed Tuesday at the end of the second day of jury selection for Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill’s racketeering trial, which is expected to see opening statements Wednesday.

By the end of the day Tuesday, 31 of the 36 people needed had been qualified and included in the pool from which 12 jurors and two alternates will be seated.

Opening statements are expected Wednesday afternoon and then possibly a witness or two as prosecutors begin presenting evidence they say shows Hill committed 28 felony offenses including racketeering, theft by taking, influencing a witness and violating his oath of office.

The pool of 31 qualified jurors was culled from interviews with the first 42 of the 154 perspective jurors who have reported so far. Four of the 42, members of Clayton’s Asian community, were dismissed because they couldn’t speak English. Others were disqualified because of family issues or because they said they were unable to fairly judge Hill. One was excused because he has a felony conviction and another because he is a retired police chief from the Virgin Islands.

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