HILLSBOROUGH, NC (WTVD) — Jury selection is now under way in the case of one of the men charged with killing Eve Carson.
About 50 potential jurors were interviewed Tuesday morning in the case of Laurence Alvin Lovette Jr.
Attorneys are conducting “individual jury selection” instead of using the traditional way where the entire jury pool sits in the courtroom. That means they are interviewing each potential juror one-by-one. The judge agreed to this process after the defense raised concerns about pre-trial publicity at a hearing earlier this month.
The goal of individual jury selection is to give both sides the chance to more closely vet potential jurors, ensuring they aren’t biased based due to the publicity this case has received. Some jurors have acknowledged that they’ve followed the case in the news and have already formed an opinion.