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Jury selected for Schenecker trial

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Attorneys have picked 12 jurors and four alternate jurors for Julie Schenecker's double-murder trial.

The 16 jurors and alternate jurors include nine men and seven women. Three of the men are black. All other jurors are white.

The trial is expected to begin on Monday.

During Friday's selection process, the defense asked if anyone had any prior training or knowledge of medical issues involving mental health, medications and their basic trust in doctors.

Additionally, jurors were asked extensive questions regarding their ownership of firearms, their understanding of gun laws and defense attorney Charles Traina asked if they understand constitutional concepts of the presumption of innocence and burden of proof.

After around 4:36 p.m., the questioning ended and lawyers began the process of "striking" jurors. 

Schenecker, 53, is on trial for the murder of her two children in 2011. She's pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

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