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Jury selected in Hankins murder trial

Craig Daily Press Staff Report
Cynthia Hankins

After the second day of court proceedings, a jury of 11 men and three women were selected to serve in the murder trial of Terry Hankins.

Hankins, a man in his 70s, is charged with first-degree murder and abuse of a corpse in connection with the June 2007 death of his wife, 34-year-old Cynthia Hankins.

He has pleaded not guilty to both charges.

Judge Michael O’Hara adjourned court before 5 p.m. Tuesday after jury selections were done, and he gave standard instructions.

Although the jury is set, two of the jurors are designated alternates.

If a juror has to leave the proceedings for any reason during the trial, which is estimated to last three weeks, then an alternate will take his or her place in the jury room after attorneys make closing statements.

The trial will resume with opening statements from the prosecution and defense at 8:45 a.m. today in Moffat County District Court, located inside the County Courthouse at 221 W. Victory Way.

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