In order to select a fair and impartial jury, Judge Shaffer made a special request for 1,000 jurors. 400 responded. Many of the jurors could not serve in a four month trial due to hardship and were excused. One and a half weeks was spent engaging in voir dire (interview) of the remaining panel members. Twelve jurors and four alternates were selected. At the conclusion of the four month trial, two alternates remained and were excused. The remaining 12 jurors deliberated for nine days before reaching the verdict.