Coronavirus precautions in place as jury choice begins in Radee Prince trial

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Jury selection begins in Radee Prince trial; coronavirus precautions in place

Updated: 3:07 PM EDT Oct 13, 2020

Jury selection started Tuesday in the trial of Radee Prince, the man accused of shooting and killing co-workers in Edgewood in 2017.The trial is the first major jury trial to take place in Harford County since Maryland courts closed in March because of coronavirus concerns.Jury selection is taking place at a remote location at the Havre de Grace Community Center as part of efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and to keep potential jurors safe.There were 120 prospective jurors summoned to serve, and approximately 40 made the trip Tuesday to the community center. There was a food truck in the parking lot ready to feed people. Masks and following social distancing rules are mandatory outside and inside the building.Video provided to 11 News from the Maryland Judiciary shows a large room that can accommodate up to 75 people. A smaller room is also being used for questioning individual potential jurors.Once the jury is chosen, Prince’s trial will get underway at the Harford County District Court in the ceremonial courtroom because of its large space.Prince is charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and gun violations. He is accused of shooting co-workers in December 2017 at Advanced Granite Solutions. Three people died and two others were seriously injured.Prince is currently serving a 40-year prison sentence for attempted manslaughter in the shooting of a Wilmington, Delaware, business owner.The process of selecting jurors is expected to last through Friday with opening statements and testimony set to begin next week.

Jury selection started Tuesday in the trial of Radee Prince, the man accused of shooting and killing co-workers in Edgewood in 2017.

The trial is the first major jury trial to take place in Harford County since Maryland courts closed in March because of coronavirus concerns.

Jury selection is taking place at a remote location at the Havre de Grace Community Center as part of efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and to keep potential jurors safe.

There were 120 prospective jurors summoned to serve, and approximately 40 made the trip Tuesday to the community center. There was a food truck in the parking lot ready to feed people. Masks and following social distancing rules are mandatory outside and inside the building.

Video provided to 11 News from the Maryland Judiciary shows a large room that can accommodate up to 75 people. A smaller room is also being used for questioning individual potential jurors.

Once the jury is chosen, Prince’s trial will get underway at the Harford County District Court in the ceremonial courtroom because of its large space.

Prince is charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and gun violations. He is accused of shooting co-workers in December 2017 at Advanced Granite Solutions. Three people died and two others were seriously injured.

Prince is currently serving a 40-year prison sentence for attempted manslaughter in the shooting of a Wilmington, Delaware, business owner.

The process of selecting jurors is expected to last through Friday with opening statements and testimony set to begin next week.

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