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Jury Selection Still Underway In Dog Case

Feelings about dogs became the focus of jury selection in the San Francisco mauling case today.

Some prospects told the court in Los Angeles they don´t like canines or have been bitten. Others said they own or like the animals.

San Francisco attorneys Marjorie Knoller and Robert Noel are charged in the death of neighbor Diane Whipple when she encountered Knoller walking two big dogs in a hallway of their apartment building.

Superior Court Judge James Warren granted challenges for cause against a prospective juror who had a problem with attack dogs, a woman who said she couldn´t look at pictures of the death scene, and a man who said he might not be unbiased.

They were among the first 48 members from a pool of 344 prospects formed last month to be individually questioned. Warrants were issued for two who failed to appear.