Jury seated in Phila. cop killing case

November 9, 2009 1:49:51 PM PST
The trial of a man accused of killing a Philadelphia police officer in 2007 is scheduled to begin Thursday now that a jury has been picked.

Jury selection for the trial of 23-year-old John Lewis, who's nicknamed Jordan, took four days because of the difficulty assembling a panel of people willing to consider imposing the death penalty. It was completed Monday.

Lewis is accused of killing Officer Chuck Cassidy on Oct. 31, 2007, when the officer walked in on a robbery at a doughnut shop.

Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey Minehart says the trial could take three weeks.

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