September 19, 2014
Jury selection enters its fifth day on Friday in the murder trial of Reno man accused of stabbing to death his estranged wife and shooting the judge who handled their divorce. Opening arguments could begin as early as next week.
Another five possible jurors passed through a round of questioning by defense and prosecution lawyers on Friday. Twenty-one people are in the jury pool. The lawyers are seeking to weed out jurors with prior knowledge or biases in the Darren Mack case.
Mack, a 46-year-old pawn shop owner, is charged with murder in the stabbing of his wife, Charla, and attempted murder in the shooting of Family Court Judge Chuck Weller. Weller was shot sniper-style while he was in his chambers at a downtown Reno courthouse. He has since recovered.