Memon Status Conference Examines Jury Pool Size, Trial Date Remains June 17


Lawyers discuss jury pool size in front of Judge Karen Hall

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Today, lawyers working Hammad Memon's case met for a status conference.

Memon is accused of the shooting death of Todd Brown at Discovery Middle School in 2012.

Madison County District Attorney Rob Broussard along with Assistant District Attorneys Tim Gann and Jay Town met with Hammad Memon’s defense attorneys Bruce Gardner and Robin Carter for about 20 minutes in Judge Karen Hall's courtroom.

Judge Hall established a deadline of May 31 for attorney's to file any additional motions in the case.

Defense attorney Bruce Gardner brought up the question of jury pool size. Judge Hall said they would start the jury pool at 100 and allow attorneys to argue to increase that number.  Gardner wanted there to be an abundance of caution because of all the media coverage on this trial.

Prosecutor Tim Gann said his team was fine with whatever size the defense deemed necessary.

The size of the jury pool must be agreed upon 30 days before the trial begins when the summons will be sent out to potential jurors.

Judge Hall scheduled another status conference for early June to entertain any pending motions ten days before Hammad Memon’s trial begins.

Hammad Memon received a mental evaluation earlier this year.

His trial remains scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. June 17 in judge Karen Hall's courtroom.

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