Jurors Chosen for Christian-Newsom Retrial

Jurors were chosen this morning for the retrial of 2007 Christian-Newsom torture-slaying defendant George Thomas, Knoxnews reports. Sixteen jurors were picked from 117 potential jurors who showed up for duty. There are eight women, five of whom are black, and eight men, all white. Jurors, who were chosen from Davidson County because of heavy publicity about the case in East Tennessee, will be bused over the weekend to Knoxville. They will stay in an area hotel and be transported together to court.