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Jury selection continues in Betty Shelby's manslaughter trial

Posted at 11:13 AM, May 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-09 19:24:58-04

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Jury selection continues Tuesday in the first-degree manslaughter trial of an Oklahoma police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man last year.

Monday, the judge questioned 43 of the 70 prospective jurors and dismissed three of them. Two potential jurors admitted they can't be impartial, including one who a explained his husband is a reserve officer who knows Shelby.

SPECIAL SECTION: Latest on Terence Crutcher Officer-Involved shooting

Tulsa officer Betty Jo Shelby is accused of using excessive force when she shot 40-year-old Terence Crutcher in September. Prosecutors say Crutcher had his hands in the air and wasn't combative.

Shelby says she shot Crutcher out of fear because she thought he was reaching into his SUV for a gun. There was no gun in the vehicle.

If she's convicted, Shelby could face from four years to life in prison.

Al Sharpton has announced that he will be coming to Tulsa on Wednesday for a "city-wide prayer and call for justice."

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