Lawyers seek jurors for Philly priest-abuse trial
PHILADELPHIA - February 23, 2012 (WPVI) -- About 150 potential jurors will be questioned next week about their ability to spend several months hearing a landmark priest-abuse case in Philadelphia.
Lawyers this week are reviewing jury questionnaires filled out by residents of the heavily Catholic city.
It remains unclear how much they will be asked about their religious beliefs or possible experiences with child sex-assault.
Monsignor William Lynn is set to go on trial March 26 for allegedly endangering children by keeping predators in ministry.
The Rev. James Brennan and former priest Edward Avery are both charged with rape. A judge Thursday will hear Brennan's latest motion to be tried separately.
It may take weeks to find 12 jurors and eight alternates.
Lynn served as secretary of clergy for the Philadelphia archdiocese from 1992 to 2004.
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