Jury selection for the William Morva vs. the Commonwealth of Virginia trial continued yesterday during which seven additional citizens were chosen from the 14 questioned.
The court has seated a total of 16 jurors, and will continue questioning until it reaches 24.
William Morva is being charged with three counts of capital murder. One count for killing security guard Derrick McFarland, one for killing police corporal Eric Sutphin, and one for killing two people within a three-year period.
Potential jurors were questioned by both the defense and the Commonwealth concerning impartiality and their personal feelings on the death penalty. The court is taking abundant precaution, in order to assure that jury members have an open-mind and no preconceived notions about the case as they enter the trial.
Also, any individuals strongly supportive or opposed to the death penalty are excused from being seated for the jury.
Pending the seating of eight more jurors today, the testimonies are set to begin at 8:30am on Thursday.