Weather Alerts 1 View »

McCain does jury duty in Phoenix, cut from panel

McCain does jury duty in Phoenix, cut from panel

By Ina Ronquillo. CREATED Aug 12, 2013

PHOENIX (AP) - Sen. John McCain has been released from jury duty after spending a morning in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix.
   
The Arizona Republican ended up on a panel of prospective jurors for the re-trial of a man whose convictions in the 1991 killings of nine people at a Buddhist temple west of Phoenix were overturned on appeal.
   
The judge released McCain Monday after telling about 80 jurors in his group that a narrow exemption from service includes people like an "E.R. doctor or a U.S. senator."
   
The trial is expected to last at least six weeks.
   
McCain didn't ask for special treatment and said he would have served on a short trial even if he had to cancel a few meetings.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
 

Ina Ronquillo

Ina Ronquillo

Email Twitter
Ina received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona with a double major in Media Arts and Communication.