Local 4 was in Oakland County Circuit Court Monday as a jury was selected for Mitchell Young.
Young is charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder in the April 16, 2012, attack that left 52-year-old Robert Cipriano dead in his family's Farmington Hills home. His wife Rose and their son Sal were injured.
Young's co-defendant, the Cipriano's eldest son, Tucker, is also charged with murder. His jury was picked last week and has six men and eight women, including two alternates. Prosecutors say the defendants were smoking synthetic marijuana and were seeking drugs and money when they attacked.
The media, along with family members and friends of Tucker Cipriano, patiently wait for proceedings to begin.
Judge had called a break. Jurors asked to come back at 2 p.m.
The prosecution asks yet another potential juror to leave.
10 dismissed so far.
Mitchell Young sits next to his lawyer with his hands crossed, listening intently, while facing the jury box as judge Shalina Kumar questions the recent replacement.
Prosecution releases yet another juror, a young woman, who earlier said she had no problem serving as a juror.
Jury selection began over two hours ago. Some of the potential jurors appear fidgety.
Another juror, a man, is released. This brings the total to 8 so far who have been asked to leave. The prosecution is now questioning the replacement, another man.
7th juror dismissed by the prosecutor. The Southfield woman admitted to a prior run in with the law for shop lifting. She left the courtroom and appeared relieved.
11: 30 a.m.
6th juror is excused. The Oakland County man earlier admitted to having close relationships with those in law enforcement. Despite this admission, he said he could be unbiased. Hours later he's told he's free to leave.
So far 5 jurors have been excused, 2 women and 3 men.
It's been an emotional morning. Several potential jurors have burst into tears after questioning. Mitchell young appears to be very attentive through this process.