Brockton: Jury selection for alleged Hingham murderer set to enter third day

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Jury selection is set to continue on Wednesday– day three – in the trial of a man accused of murdering two men in Hingham’s Bare Cove Park in 2005.

James Winquist’s defense attorney, Judge Richard Chinn and the two prosecutors selected a number of indifferent jurors by the end of day 1 on Monday, reached 16 Tuesday morning, but defense Attorney Joseph Krowski Jr used 12 of his 16 challenges to drastically reduce the number of indifferent potential jurors. During the empanelment process, a selected juror remains an indifferent juror until the prosecution and defense decide they are content. When both are content, a full jury is sworn in, making up a fully empaneled jury.

By noontime, the jury pool had been depleted and only 9 indifferent jurors had been selected; seven women and two men – forcing selection to continue to a third day.

Prosecutors say Winquist and Eric Snow, who killed himself in his jail cell in March, bludgeoned to death 47-year-old William Chrapan and 49-year-old David Lyons in May 2005 leaving their bodies in a world war 2 ammunition bunker in the Hingham park.

The case is expected to resume at 9:00am on Wednesday morning inside Brockton Superior Court.

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