Day one of the Donald Anthony murder trial dominated by jury selection

Day one of the Donald Anthony murder trial got things underway around 9:15 on Monday morning.
Published: Nov. 29, 2022 at 7:20 AM CST
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Day one of the Donald Anthony murder trial got things underway around 9:15 on Monday morning.

The day started with jury selection for the trial. Attorneys from both sides of the case have been questioning prospective jurors.

Those questions consisted of things like did any of the prospective jurors know Anthony, his defense attorney, or anyone from the prosecution.

It was the representative from the Hall County Attorney’s Office and his questioning of the jurors that took up the most time during the morning and afternoon parts of the day.

One of his lines of questioning was about self-defense and what cases justify self-defense. As the questions were asked, the jury pool slowly started to shrink.

When one prospective juror left the pool, another took their place which caused a slight delay in the process.

Anthony is facing three charges in this trial including the first of those charges which dates back to the February stabbing death of Said Abdullahi Farah.

Then within that week law enforcement located Anthony in a house in Saint Paul.

Separate from the current case, in early November, Anthony was convicted of making terroristic threats toward a Hall County Corrections officer and his family.

Day two of the trial is set to start on Tuesday morning at the Hall County Courthouse around 8:30.