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Jury Selected For Baltimore Mayor's Trial

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Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon is accused of stealing gift cards donated for needy families.
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Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon is accused of stealing gift cards donated for needy families.

By Rebecca Blatt

A jury of nine women and three men will decide guilt or innocence in Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon's theft trial.

The 12 jurors and six alternates were seated Tuesday after a two day selection process.

Dixon's lead attorney says he's "satisfied with the jury." The state prosecutor declined to comment.

Doug Colbert is a professor at the University of Maryland's School of Law. He observed the jury selection and says both sides should be pleased with the panel. "The process resulted in a jury that's diverse and representative of the Baltimore City community," says Colbert. "I find that their ability to listen and to remain alert particularly in the late afternoon hours was impressive."

Dixon is accused of stealing gift cards donated for needy families. Attorneys will deliver opening statements Thursday.

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