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Jury selection in Schenecker trial goes into 3rd day

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TAMPA (AP) -

Many of the possible jurors called to serve in the trial of a Tampa mom accused of killing her kids have read or heard news coverage about the case.

Prosecutors, defense attorneys and Hillsborough County Judge Emmett Battles on Tuesday saw 50 potential jurors. About 25 were excused and some were asked to return Thursday.

Julie Schenecker is on trial for two counts of first-degree murder. Police say she shot and killed her two teenagers in January 2011.

Her attorneys plan to use an insanity defense.

Wednesday will be the third day the court attempts to seat a jury.

The challenge may be to find a panel of 12 jurors and four alternates who haven't formed an opinion about the case.

The trial is expected to last three weeks.

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