CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) - A jury prospect in the wrongful death trial stemming from the April 2007 shooting rampage at Virginia Tech says she cannot serve on the panel.
The development Tuesday is delaying the seating of a jury to hear the case in Montgomery County Circuit Court in Christiansburg. An attorney representing the families of 2 slain students who brought the lawsuit said the prospective juror is a Virginia Tech employee and had misgivings about serving on the jury.
Court officials are calling back members of the jury pool in hopes of finding a new prospect.
A jury was to be seated Tuesday in the civil trial, followed by opening statements. The parents of the two slain students say they want Virginia Tech officials held accountable for their actions five years ago.