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Stuart out of Orange Stripes, also cuts hair for trial

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PASCO, Wash. - Prosecutors and lawyers defending a woman accused of murdering her mother say they doubt they'll be able to pick a jury until next week.

Court administrators on Tuesday summoned 189 citizens to the Franklin County Courthouse as potential jurors. Attorneys are now interviewing dozens who indicated on questionnaires they have scheduling conflicts or for various reasons might not be able to fairly weigh the evidence in reaching a verdict.

Stuart has been in jail since March 2011 when Pasco police arrested her for the shooting death of her adoptive mother, Judy Herbert. Stuart initially told detectives she shot her mother during an argument after she came at her with a hatchet.

Now that potential jurors are in the courtroom, Stuart is allowed to change from the jail's standard orange uniform. Stuart has also cut her hair since last week when it fell to her waist.

Prosecutor Shawn Sant says he hopes to start calling witnesses to the stand early next week. Superior court Judge Cameron Mitchell has told the potential jurors they should anticipate the trial lasting through June.

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