(07/17/2013)
For the second time, a Calhoun jury could not be seated in the Thomas Lee Husk murder case, causing a mistrial.

Husk was charged for the shooting death of John Dale Cyrus of Chloe in 2011.

Efforts to seat a jury Tuesday failed because the pool of potential jurors told the court they had preconceived beliefs regarding the case, had acquaintances or relationships with either Husk or the victim Cyrus, or other connections or reasons that could influence their impartial decision.

The case resulted in a mistrial in April for failure to seat a jury.

Judge David W. Nibert, following the April mistrial, asked that questions regarding jury eligibility be submitted to him for review.

Nibert has now set a pre-trial hearing for another attempt on September 16 at 10 a.m.

Prosecutor Shannon Jones said, "We will make one more attempt to seat a jury in Calhoun. We're hopeful that a jury can be seated."

The 2011 shooting death of Cyrus resulted in what has been reported in a criminal complaint as a bitter dispute between the two men over family issues.


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