Jury selection continues in Elkins trial
By MICHAEL HALL
The Brunswick News
MARIETTA – Even with more than a month of planning to move the trial of accused baby-killer De’Marquise Elkins more than 300 miles from Glynn County, there were still a few kinks to work out during jury selection Monday.
As media from several states filled the gallery of the Cobb County Superior Court ceremonial courtroom, Glynn County Superior Court Judge Stephen Kelley talked with Brunswick Judicial Circuit Public Defender Kevin Gough and District Attorney Jackie Johnson about where the 48 potential jurors would sit.
“We will see when we get them in. I have never had a jury in this courtroom,” Kelley told Gough when asked in what order the jurors would be placed within the courtroom. “We will just have to deal with it when they come in.”
It would take nearly 15 minutes to get all jurors placed as they slowly entered the courtroom in four groups of 12 each, first filling the jury box, then taking up the first four rows of the gallery.