Six hours into today's jury selection, not one juror has been picked to join the eight jurors selected Monday and Tuesday.
But the session has not been without incident. One young Niles cop in the jury pool gave such disturbing answers in his jury questionnaire that Judge Gaughan called him in for a humiliating interview, even though he had no chance of being selected to serve.
"I'm upset about these answers," Gaughan said, deciding to give the cop - a lanky teen - "a little bit of torture" in front of Kelly and both sets of attorneys.
The judge added, "He took an oath to uphold the constitution - I don't know what constitution he's talking about."
The answers that upset the judge included one in which the rookie cop said he would struggle to give Kelly a fair trial "due to my occupation."
"I just think, coming from law enforcement, we go out and and investigate crime and bring them to court," he attempted to explain.
Gaughan warned him, "To a lay person reading that, you would be unfair. If that was a confession, you'd be eaten in a courtroom."
Referring to the questionnaire the cop had filled out, Gaughan added, "These things are memorialized forever."
But the cop still wasn't done. Another answer he gave was even more damning. He wrote, "My opinion is that the states attorneys have a good case and that the defendant committed these offenses."
Gaughan winked at him as he was excused.