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Probation officer, man who stabbed his brother, queried in Blagojevich jury

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Reporting with Lark Turner


The latest potential juror questioned in Rod Blagojevich's retrial is a federal probation officer who works in the federal courthouse and recognized the judge in the case.

When U.S. District Judge James Zagel gave the woman a hypothetical "assume you're on this jury" the former governor pursed his lips and he and one of his lawyers, Lauren Kaeseberg, laughed. The woman also said it was possible she may have met federal prosecutors but doesn't remember and may have met member of defense.

Another potential juror who is unemployed on disability and who spends his days watching "The Beverly Hillbillies" and "Gunsmoke," reported that he once stabbed his brother in a "family dispute." The man said it was "self-defense."

Also questioned this afternoon was a woman whose husband worked on Blagojevich's congressional campaign, but played a very minor role.

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