- Associated Press - Thursday, August 10, 2017

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) - A jury is ready to hear a case against three Arizona inmates accused of attempting to murder a Pinal County jail officer.

The Casa Grande Dispatch reports (https://bit.ly/2vSHL80 ) 26-year-old Mauricio Moraga, 29-year-old Robert Villalobos and 27-year-old Santiago Sanchez are suspected of assaulting multiple Pinal County jail officers in September 2016, including one officer who sustained life-threatening injuries.

The men were indicted on charges of assault and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.

Pinal County Superior Court Judge Kevin White says it took two full days to select the 14 jurors on Wednesday because several potential jurors had to be dismissed after they claimed they could not remain objective in case where law enforcement officers were harmed.


Information from: Casa Grande Dispatch.

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