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Jury Selection Moves Slowly in Greitens Criminal Trial

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    Jury selection in the criminal trial of Missouri Governor Eric Greitens is taking take longer than anticipated.
     St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison, prosecutors and Greitens' attorneys had planned to work through two sets of 40 prospective jurors during the first day of jury selection Thursday.
     They were still working on the first group at the end of the day.
    Ten prospective jurors have been retained for further questioning next week. Twelve have been released, 10 of them for expressing negative views of Greitens.
    The court had hoped to have a jury seated and begin opening arguments on Monday.
    Greitens is accused of taking and transmitting an unauthorized photograph of a blindfolded and partially naked woman with whom he was having an affair in 2015.
    The woman claims Greitens threatened to make the photo public if she told anyone about the affair.
    The penalty for first-degree invasion of privacy in Missouri is up to four years in prison.
    Greitens has denied any criminal wrongdoing.

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