Jury complete in trial of former city cop

Jury selection in the case of former Milford cop Jason Anderson concluded Friday, Oct. 12 at Milford Superior Court.

Anderson and his lawyer Hugh F. Keefe will be facing a jury of three men and three women with three alternates when the evidence presentation starts Wednesday, Oct. 23.

 

The jury will be deciding whether or not Anderson is guilty of two counts of second degree manslaughter that he was charged with after his cruiser struck the vehicle driven by two Orange teenagers in the early morning hours of June 13, 2009. Both teenagers died as a result of the collision.

The burden of proof will be on State’s Attorney Kevin D.Lawlor. It will be his job to persuade the jury that the evidence presented shows “beyond a reasonable doubt” that Anderson caused the death of the two young people.

Keefe on the other hand will question the state’s evidence. His interest in the jury selection was to exclude people who had already formed an opinion about the case or who had previous contact with any of the witnesses.

“This man is entitled to a jury that has no opinion about this case whatsoever,” Keefe said in court.

Judge Denise Markle instructed the jurors not to talk to anyone about the case, and not to undertake any private investigation, either by reading up on the case or by visiting the crash site on the Boston Post Road at the intersection with Dogwood Road.

Jury selection took five days.

Jury selection in the case of former Milford cop Jason Anderson concluded Friday, Oct. 12 at Milford Superior Court.

Anderson and his lawyer Hugh F. Keefe will be facing a jury of three men and three women with three alternates when the evidence presentation starts Wednesday, Oct. 23.

The jury will be deciding whether or not Anderson is guilty of two counts of second degree manslaughter that he was charged with after his cruiser struck the vehicle driven by two Orange teenagers in the early morning hours of June 13, 2009. Both teenagers died as a result of the collision.

The burden of proof will be on State’s Attorney Kevin D.Lawlor. It will be his job to persuade the jury that the evidence presented shows “beyond a reasonable doubt” that Anderson caused the death of the two young people.

Keefe on the other hand will question the state’s evidence. His interest in the jury selection was to exclude people who had already formed an opinion about the case or who had previous contact with any of the witnesses.

“This man is entitled to a jury that has no opinion about this case whatsoever,” Keefe said in court.

Judge Denise Markle instructed the jurors not to talk to anyone about the case, and not to undertake any private investigation, either by reading up on the case or by visiting the crash site on the Boston Post Road at the intersection with Dogwood Road.

Jury selection took five days.

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