Jury selection, key pre-trial decisions happening in Greitens case this week

Posted at 7:12 AM, May 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-08 08:12:31-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Key players are preparing this week ahead of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens’ invasion of privacy trial scheduled for May 14.

Thursday, jury selection will begin. There will be two groups of about 80 potential jurors to answer a questionnaire. That pool will begin to shape into a jury for the case sometime next week.

Important pre-trial decisions are also being made in court this week, such as the judge’s Monday decision to allow the woman with whom Gov. Greitens had an affair to testify.

Also being discussed is the definition of transmission as it relates to the alleged nude photo Gov. Greitens took of his alleged victim three years ago. 

The prosecution said if a photo is taken and saved into a phone, the image has been transmitted, but the defense disagrees with that statement. 

Monday, the judge blocked any expert testimony that would explain what transmission is, saying it would be up to the jury to decide what exactly it means.

The alleged nude photo is the center of the prosecution’s argument that Greitens committed a crime. 

In court this week, the prosecution said it still does not have proof a photo was ever taken.