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Westerfield Jury Selection Expected To Be Lengthy

Court officials in San Diego say that 245 potential jurors in the David Westerfield murder trial have been excused for hardship. Westerfield is accused of kidnapping and murdering seven-year-old Danielle van Dam. Investigators say they found Danielle´s blood, hair and fingerprints in Westerfield´s motor home.

A San Diego Superior Court spokeswoman says another 262 possible jurors filled out answers to a 21-page questionnaire. The questionnaire asks about potential jurors´ attitudes on capital punishment and whether they have been exposed to pornography. Westerfield´s trial is expected to last at least 12 weeks.