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Updates: Day 5 of Mark Sievers jury selection in Fort Myers

Posted at 1:35 PM, Nov 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-18 19:41:34-05

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.