BATTLEFORD, Sask., May 13 (LSN) – Randy Kirkham, the crown prosecutor in the original Robert Latimer trial, testified in his own defence in court yesterday. He said he did not intend that police should question potential jurors directly on relevant issues, but merely to ensure unbiased selections, as is common practice in jury selection. Kirkham, who is suspected of stacking the jury against Latimer, also told the court that he was alarmed to find out that one RCMP officer had questioned jurors using a set of questions intended for police reports only.  Kirkham said he did know of three potential jurors who had been questioned improperly, and that he dismissed them as candidates. It was months after the trial, he said, that he found out 32 of the 200 potential jurors were questioned, and that five of them ended up on the jury. Justice George Baynton of the Court of Queen’s Bench is set to hear closing arguments in the case on Friday.


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