Picking a jury
After Coach Thomas' untimely death, more than 2,500 people came to Parkersburg to pay their respects at the memorial service, lining the streets as the funeral procession passed. All four of A-P's NFL players came back to serve as pallbearers. Once again, Parkersburg had made the national news.
Butler County is small, and virtually everyone had heard something about the case. Prosecutor Andrew Prosser announced that there had been three husband-wife couples in the original poolalthough none made the final panel. And yet the court was able to seat a final panel of 8 men and 4 women in only two days.