UPDATE 7:30 -- Jury selection concluded for the day around 7:30 p.m.
The court wanted over 40 potential jurors to begin general voir dire questions Tuesday.
Monday night concluded with the court having only 38 potential jurors.
Judge says they will go ahead with the number they have unless he changes his mind overnight.
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- All the parties involved in the Mark Sievers murder trial are back in court Monday morning where jury selection continued.
Judge Kyle says 22 more potential jurors will be questioned Monday. 24 have already passed to general voir dire phase.
Mark Sievers is accused of hiring two men to kill his wife Teresa Sievers in their Bonita Springs home in 2015. Jimmy Rodgers has already been convicted for his role in the murder. Curtis Wright has agreed to a plea deal to help prosecutors in exchange for a reduced sentence.
The 24 ready for general voir dire have been sent home, asked to return tomorrow.— Sandra Rodriguez (@SandraR_media) November 18, 2019
Judge says they "are off about a day" but are hoping to be back on track tomorrow.
Individual questioning of the remaining 22 potential jurors has started to pass the death qualification phase.
Court will need to keep at least 20 potential jurors from today's pool to meet their goal of just over 40 potential jurors for general voir dire.— Sandra Rodriguez (@SandraR_media) November 18, 2019
First potential juror questioned is excused after privately discussing some matters with both parties and the judge.
Potential juror is being questioned on her thoughts about the death penalty.— Sandra Rodriguez (@SandraR_media) November 18, 2019
"In my gut, I feel disturbed," said the potential juror. "I feel like I would shut down.
The potential juror was excused.