8 jurors seated in Trevino murder trial

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Lawyers have agreed on eight people so far in the jury selection of the Jeffery Trevino murder trial.

On the first day of sorting through potential jurors, lawyers agreed on three women and five men.

Trevino is charged with killing his wife Kira Steger in February. The case has drawn considerable media attention since this winter, and that was the basis of a number of questions that potential jurors fielded.

How much media exposure did they have to this case? Some told the court they have already made their mind up about the defendant so they were immediately excused. Others didn't have the three weeks required to serve on the jury.

After day one the jury was made up of an electrician, pastor, produce shipping manager, chemical engineer, retired military veteran, health care consultant, nanny/recent college graduate and a woman recently let go from a radio station.

Trevino was very engaged in the court process, taking notes, listening intently and consulting with his attorney. His family was in the courtroom to support him.

Jurors were also warned about not only the importance of the case based on the charges, but they were also warned about graphic evidence that would be presented in testimony.

Jury selection will continue on Wednesday and the trial could start either late Wednesday or early Thursday morning.

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