United States District Court, D. Nevada
Counsel for Plaintiff: Megan Rachow
Counsel for Defendant: Kate Berry
PRESENT: THE HONORABLE HOWARD D. McKIBBEN, SENIOR U.S.
MINUTES OF COURT
Clerk: Paris Rich Reporter: Margaret Griener
a.m., the Court convenes.
Defendant (in custody without restraints) is present with
counsel. The Defendant is dressed in street clothes. Also,
present at counsel table is Christian Filipiak, Investigator,
Federal Public Defender's Office.
counsel are present with Glenda Newby, Litigation Support
Specialist, U.S. Attorney's Office.
stipulate to the random draw of the jury. The Court addresses
the procedure for any Batson challenge.
Court addresses the pending motion in limine. With respect to
the Defendant's ECF No.  Motion in Limine to Preclude
Testimony of Hearing Shots Fired. The Court recites findings
and conclusions. IT IS ORDERED, ECF No.  Motion
Rachow addresses the Defendant's juvenile son as proposed
Defense Witness A.S. Further, Ms. Rachow states she has
spoken with the juvenile son's state court counsel and is
advised that if the juvenile is called to testify he will be
invoking his Fifth Amendment. Additionally, there is no
immunity extended or provided as the Government does not have
jurisdiction. The Court and counsel confer.
Berry invokes the rule of exclusion. IT IS SO
Court and counsel discuss the Defendant's proposed
Exhibits 501 and 507. IT IS ORDERED, the
Defendant's Exhibits 501 and 507 are received into
Court and counsel discuss the voir dire process and
anticipated trial procedure.
a.m., Fifty-two (52) prospective jurors enter the courtroom.
Court presents opening remarks and introduces counsel. The
Court further summarizes this action and the anticipated
trial schedule. The voir dire oath is administered and 32
prospective jurors are seated.
Court addresses the issue of unconscious bias.
10:15 a.m., the jury is passed for cause. Counsel exercise
10:43 a.m., Counsel stipulate to the 14 seated jurors. The
Court thanks and excuses the remaining jurors for a period of
Court recites statements to the jury regarding the trial
progression. The ...