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Jury Selected On First Day of Pedro Bravo Trial

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After a full day of questioning and deliberation both the prosecution and defense in the murder trial of Pedro Bravo agreed on a twelve-person jury. According to State Attorney Spokesperson Darry Lloyd, the court adjourned just before 6pm this evening with a jury selected. Trial proceedings will officially begin tomorrow morning.

Bravo was present in court throughout the entire selection process.

Jurors began by filling out questionnaires about their previous knowledge of the case.

The defense brought up some discrepancies in the way some of the questions were worded, which led to a one-on-one meeting with select jurors in front of the judge to clarify their answers and opinions on the case. The remaining groups gathered on the panel to answer some general questions to determine who would make the final cut.

The prosecution listed a number of possible witnesses that could take the stand during the trial including law enforcement from both Alachua and Levy County, members of Florida Fish and Wildlife, employees of Spyglass apartments and Walmart security. They also listed a number of civilians who could take the stand including Aguilar’s immediate family and friends.

Defendant Pedro Bravo attends jury selection in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Monday, August 4, 2014. Bravo is on trial for the murder of University of Florida student Christian Aguilar. (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

Defendant Pedro Bravo attends jury selection in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Monday, August 4, 2014. Bravo is on trial for the murder of University of Florida student Christian Aguilar. (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

Defendant Pedro Bravo attends jury selection in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Monday, August 4, 2014. Bravo is on trial for the murder of University of Florida student Christian Aguilar. (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

Defendant Pedro Bravo attends jury selection in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Monday, August 4, 2014. Bravo is on trial for the murder of University of Florida student Christian Aguilar. (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

Defendant Pedro Bravo attends jury selection in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Monday, August 4, 2014. Bravo is on trial for the murder of University of Florida student Christian Aguilar. (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

Defendant Pedro Bravo attends jury selection in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Monday, August 4, 2014. Bravo is on trial for the murder of University of Florida student Christian Aguilar. (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

Defendant Pedro Bravo attends jury selection in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Monday, August 4, 2014. Bravo is on trial for the murder of University of Florida student Christian Aguilar. (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

Defendant Pedro Bravo attends jury selection in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Monday, August 4, 2014. Bravo is on trial for the murder of University of Florida student Christian Aguilar. (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

Defendant Pedro Bravo attends jury selection in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Monday, August 4, 2014. Bravo is on trial for the murder of University of Florida student Christian Aguilar. (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

Defendant Pedro Bravo attends jury selection in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Monday, August 4, 2014. Bravo is on trial for the murder of University of Florida student Christian Aguilar. (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

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