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Richmond Hill: Jury seated in Bob Leonard trial

Posted at 6:41 PM, Jan 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-19 23:51:00-05

FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Twelve jurors and six alternates have been seated for the trial of accused Richmond Hill Explosion conspirator Bob Leonard.

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Jury selection began Tuesday morning with a pool of 400 potential jurors drawn from Allen County residents.

By 6 p.m., 18 jurors had been agreed upon -- 10 women and 8 men.

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The process went much more smoothly than jury selection at the trial of Leonard's brother, Mark Ray Leonard. St. Joseph County Judge John Marnocha had to dismiss a pool of 56 potential jurors in that case when defense attorneys introduced allegations their client had attempted to hire a hitman from jail to kill a witness.

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With a full jury seated, opening statements were scheduled to begin Thursday.

Call 6 Investigator Rafael Sanchez and Senior Digital Correspondent Jordan Fischer will be in Fort Wayne covering the trial jury selection through the final verdict. Follow them on Twitter for live updates throughout the trial

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