Jury selection continues in Seale case

Jury selection in the federal kidnapping trial of James Ford Seale continued today (Friday) as defense attorneys and prosecutors whittled away at the prospective jury pool.

The jury pool was reduced to about 48 people after a long morning session in federal court in Jackson.

Lawyers are going through a detailed series of questions to try to choose a dozen people, and a yet-unannounced number of alternates, to decide whether Seale, now 71, took part in abducting Charles Eddie Moore and Henry Hezekiah Dee, both 19.

Moore and Dee were beaten and dumped into the Mississippi River to die in 1964.