The jury selection process in the R. Kelly child pornography case took another significant step forward Friday, paving the way toward a trial date for the R&B star. During a Friday morning hearing at which Kelly was present, attorneys for both sides presented their jury questionnaires and the judge in the case set the next hearing date for Wednesday, according to Asst. State’s Atty. Shauna Boliker.
At that time, prosecutors and defense attorneys will present Judge Vincent Gaughan with a combined questionnaire form to be filled out by potential jurors, according to Boliker, who called this pre-screening process “unique in Cook County,” but necessary because of the high-profile nature of the case that has inched along since Kelly was charged in 2002.
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