United States District Court, D. Nevada, Reno
Counsel for Plaintiff: Brian Sullivan, AUSA
Counsel for Defendant: Christopher Frey, AFPD and Lauren
PRESENT: THE HONORABLE HOWARD D. McKIBBEN, SENIOR U.S.
MINUTES OF COURT
JURY TRIAL (Day One)
a.m., the Court convenes.
Rafael Delgado-Zuffy (In Custody without restraints) is
present in street clothes attire with counsel. Also, present
is FPD Investigator Christian Filipiak and Ixtla Malagon
(previously sworn), stand-by, certified Spanish interpreter.
Government's counsel is present with Daniel Carnow,
United States Department of Homeland Security, U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Court canvasses the Defendant regarding his full
understanding of the advisements at the initial appearance
held on September 14, 2017. The Defendant confirms he
understood the September 14, 2017 proceedings and reconfirms
his earlier entered not guilty plea.
Court advises counsel regarding jury procedures. Counsel
stipulate to the procedure for Batson challenges and
to the random draw of the jury.
Court and counsel discuss the proposed voir dire.
a.m., forty-three (43) prospective jurors enter the
Court presents opening remarks and introduces counsel. The
Court further summarizes this action and the anticipated
trial schedule. The Courtroom Clerk administers the voir dire
oath and 32 prospective jurors are seated; voir dire
jury is passed for cause. Counsel exercise peremptory
11:09 a.m., Counsel stipulate to the 14 seated jurors. The 14
jurors are empaneled and sworn. The Court thanks and excuses