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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