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Jury questionnaire to be used in "Angola 5" trial

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Posted: Jan 5, 2011 9:13 AM
Updated: Jan 5, 2011 9:13 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Angola, Angola Five, Robert Carley, David Knapps

ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. - The retired judge scheduled to preside over the March first-degree murder trial of Angola inmate Robert G. Carley says he will devise a questionnaire for potential
jurors.

Carley and four other inmates are accused in the stabbing and beating death of Louisiana State Penitentiary security officer Capt. David C. Knapps during an escape attempt in 1999.

The Advocate reports prosecutors wanted to use a questionnaire utilized last year to get background information on possible jurors for the trial of co-defendant Jeffrey Cameron Clark.

The first attempt to try Clark ended in a mistrial.

The state is seeking the death penalty against the so-called "Angola Five."

Judge Jerome M. Winsberg said Tuesday he will submit a proposed questionnaire to both sides later this month and hear objections on Jan. 28.

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