Westerfield Jury Process Continues
Jury selection resumes today in the San Diego trial of the man accused of killing seven-year-old Danielle van Dam. Questioning of prospective jurors got off to a slow start yesterday as prosecutors and the defense struggled to find people who had not already made up their minds about the high-profile case. Prospective jurors repeatedly said they followed at least some of the intense media coverage of the case and would have trouble being impartial in the case of a murdered child. Fifty-year-old David Westerfield is charged with murder, kidnapping and misdemeanor possession of child pornography. He could get the death penalty if convicted. Danielle vanished from her bedroom in early February. Her body was found three weeks later along a road east of San Diego.