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Day 2 of jury selection for baby-throwing case

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Selecting an impartial jury in the high-profile emotionally charged case of Richard McTear is challenging. Tuesday is day two of jury selection. Out of 200 potential jurors in Judge William Fuente's courtroom, 65 got sent home Monday, 135 asked to come back Tuesday. Finding jurors who haven't already heard of the case and formed an opinion is the biggest issue.

It's a well known story throughout Tampa Bay. Police say Richard McTear threw 3-month-old Emmanuel Murray from a moving vehicle onto Interstate 275 nearly five years ago.

The first time in court ended in a mistrial.

Tuesday morning the Judge will ask potential jurors questions about hardships and personal tragedies. Judge Fuente predicts the trial could last four weeks, making it even more difficult to find people ready to serve.

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