25 Nov 2004

Guam court turns away possible jurors ahead of high-profile trial

2:03 pm on 25 November 2004

The Superior Court in Guam has turned away dozens of would-be jurors ahead of the criminal trial of the attorney-general, Douglas Moylan.

KU-AM television reports the judge, Katherine Maraman, excused the potential jurors, based on the relationships they have with witnesses expected to testify in the trial.

Moylan faces charges of family violence and making false statements under oath.

Potential witnesses include a number of Guam police officers, a family violence expert, Moylan's two minor children, and Moylan's first cousin, the Lieutenant Governor, Kaleo Moylan.

Judge Maraman says the jury will be selected in about a week.