6 things to know about jurors in Kettering murder trial

The jury in the murder trial of Kylen Gregory is deciding the Kettering teen’s fate in the Sept. 4, 2016, fatal shooting of Ronnie Bowers.

Here are 6 things to know about the panel:

MAKEUP: It now consists of nine women and three men. Originally 10 women and two men, a male alternate replaced a woman Wednesday morning after the woman said she was ill.

SELECTION: Including alternates, 15 were picked to serve from more than 70 who showed up Monday morning. It wasn't until late Monday afternoon when the jury members were finalized.

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EVIDENCE: Since Tuesday morning, the jury has been introduced to evidence in various ways. It has viewed at least one scene and heard from more than a dozen witnesses, including Gregory. Maps of the crime scene on Willowdale Drive in Kettering commonly have been shown during testimony. Videos of Gregory, and photos of a deceased Bowers and his car, were also displayed.

TAKE NOTE: The panel has heard at least 15 hours of testimony in the courtroom. During this time, the vast majority — if not all members — have been continuously taking notes. Judge Dennis Langer told them he was "very impressed with (their) attentiveness."

DELIBERATIONS: Langer has given the panel significant flexibility with the time it deliberates.

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Members can choose to — if necessary — consider the case into the night or return on Tuesday after Veterans Day. “All options are available,” Langer said.

CHARGES: Gregory was indicted on two murder counts, five felonious assault charges and one count of firing a weapon over the roadway.

But at the request of the defense, Langer said the jury can consider reckless homicide if it cannot agree on a murder charge.

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