Minneapolis (WCCO) The jury selection process in Kim Potter’s manslaughter trial may end as soon as Thursday.
Nine jurors have been appointed so far – four on Tuesday and five on Wednesday. A total of 14-12 jurors and two alternates should be selected.
Opening statements at the trial were due to begin on December 8, although on Wednesday Judge Regina Choo floated the idea of starting early, given the pace of jury selection.
Potter was charged with first- and second-degree manslaughter after shooting 20-year-old Don’t Wright during a traffic stop in April. Potter said she thought she was using her detonator but instead fired her pistol.
Defense attorney Paul Ing said Tuesday that Potter will testify during her trial. Potter reiterated to the judge Wednesday that she plans to take the stand, though she may change her mind at any time.
The lawyers were asked to appear in court at 8:30 am on Thursday.