Victor trial delayed until September because of lack of jurors

NORWICH The trial against Michael A. Victor, Jr. was postponed again yesterday, when not enough jurors reported to the Chenango County Courthouse.

According to Chenango County Court Clerk Catherine Schell, only 31 of the 75 summoned for jury duty reported at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. The lack of prospective jurors prompting Hon. W. Howard Sullivan to adjourn the trial until Sept. 6. A separate panel will be called.

Schell said that following a pre-trial conference, Sullivan addressed those who had reported for jury selection and explained that in consideration of the length and nature of the trial, as well as the number of pre-emptory challenges allowed to both the prosecution and defense, he did not feel there was a sufficient pool to move forward.

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