Jury Process Slow In Mack Courthouse Shooting

Jury selection in the Darren Mack murder case is continuing at a snail's pace.

Prospective jurors are being questioned individually in Reno today about media exposure, their views on the judicial process, bias, insanity, and experiences with divorce.

Questioning of jurors began yesterday as Mack's lawyers argued the trial should be moved to Las Vegas because of extensive pretrial publicity.

By midday today, only nine potential jurors had been selected for a panel of 35, from which a final jury of 12 plus three alternates will be chosen.

Mack, a former wealthy pawn shop owner, is charged with killing his wife, Charla, in June 2006.

After allegedly stabbing her to death in the garage of Mack's town house, authorities say he drove to downtown Reno where he shot
and wounded the judge who was handling their bitter divorce.

Mack surrendered 11 days later in Mexico.

He is charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder, and has pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity.


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