Full jury of 12 people and 6 alternates is seated in Trump’s hush money trial in New York

Former President Donald Trump appears at Manhattan criminal court in New York, Friday, April 19, 2024. (Spencer Platt/Pool Photo via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — A full jury of 12 people and six alternates has been seated Donald Trump’s hush money case, setting the stage for opening statements next week in the first criminal trial of a former U.S. president. Lawyers spent days quizzing dozens of New Yorkers to choose the panel that has vowed to put their personal views aside and impartially judge whether the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is guilty or not. The jury includes a sales professional, a software engineer, an English teacher and multiple lawyers. Just after the jury was seated, emergency crews responded to a park outside the courthouse, where a person was on fire. The person was taken away on a stretcher.


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