Smethport: Trial halted when judge says an impartial jury can't be found
The trial of 40-year old Paul Morrisroe of Marshburg was
halted in McKean County court Wednesday after the judge said an impartial jury
could not be empanelled. After 3 days, only 5 jurors were selected and the pool
of potential jurors was nearly empty. The judge will decide in the near future
whether to move the trial out of McKean County of call for an out of county
jury to come to Smethport. Morrisroe faces a number of charges to include
homicide by vehicle in the hit and run death of a man last year.