Danville trial continued when not enough people show up for jury duty

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DANVILLE, Va. (AP/WFXR) – What happens when you’re on trial and not enough people show up for jury duty?

That’s the scenario that happened in Danville for a man who is standing trial in the death of a cab driver.

Danville Circuit Court Judge James Reynolds set up a new trial date for James Fultz IV, who is being charged with first-degree murder in the death of Wendy Harris from Jan. 10.

Thirty-five potential jurors were needed; however, news reports say only about 25 showed up.

The two-day trial needs 12 jurors and an alternate.

Reynolds says those who did not show up will need to provide a reason why they should not be jailed.

All jurors who did not show up can expect to be fined.

The trial is set to be heard in December.

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