Thursday, April 17, 2008

Trial Date: A Heads Up

While we don't yet know what effect Harlow Cuadra's appeal will have on the current 'trial date' announced (there seems to be some uncertainty as to whether there will be a delay for none, one, or both of the cases), I did want to make one thing clear for those that are planning to attend:

September 2nd is technically not the day that Harlow Cuadra and Joseph Kerekes' trial will start. This is when jury selection will begin, and that selection process can easily take at least 5 days, sometimes 6 (based on previous capital cases in Luzerne County). So the actual trial itself probably won't begin until sometime between September 8th - 10th (assuming nothing changes).

... or as a source puts it: 'They write that the trial is set to start Sept. 2 because somewhere along the lines they apparently took it upon themselves to consider jury selection part of the trial process and lump it all in as the word "trial".'