Jury Selection In Gerlach Trial Underway - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

  • Do you think Gail Gerlach is guilty of Manslaughter?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Yes
    20%
    273 votes
    No
    73%
    965 votes
    Undecided
    7%
    91 votes
  • Jury Selection In Gerlach Trial Underway

Jury Selection In Gerlach Trial Underway

Posted: Updated:
Gail Gerlach is on trial for Manslaughter in the death of Brendon Kaluza-Graham Gail Gerlach is on trial for Manslaughter in the death of Brendon Kaluza-Graham
  • Jury Selection In Gerlach Trial UnderwayMore>>

  • GERLACH TRIAL DAY 4: Medical Examiner, Neighbors, And Forensic Team Leader Testify

    GERLACH TRIAL DAY 4: Medical Examiner, Neighbors, And Forensic Team Leader Testify

    Thursday, April 3 2014 9:41 PM EDT2014-04-04 01:41:53 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Day 4 of the Gail Gerlach Trial began with Medical Examiner Dr. Sally Aiken taking the stand to testify.More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Day 4 of the Gail Gerlach Trial began with Medical Examiner Dr. Sally Aiken taking the stand to testify. Aiken began by explaining her background and experience, saying she has performed more than 7,000 autopsies during her career. Aiken responded to the scene where Gail Gerlach shot Brendon Kaluza-Graham to make sure the evidence and body were preserved, as well as to offer preliminary information about injuries.More >>
  • Gerlach Trial Day 3: Opening Statements

    Gerlach Trial Day 3: Opening Statements

    Thursday, April 3 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-04-03 19:15:49 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Today is day 4 of the Gail Gerlach trial and the medical examiner and forensics experts are expected to testify. >>>KHQ's Kelsey Watts will be following this story until the end. Follow her in real time on Twitter, just search for @GerlachTrial. We will continue to update you on khq.com and in our all of our newscasts.More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Today is day 4 of the Gail Gerlach trial and the medical examiner and forensics experts are expected to testify. >>>KHQ's Kelsey Watts will be following this story until the end. Follow her in real time on Twitter, just search for @GerlachTrial. We will continue to update you on khq.com and in our all of our newscasts.More >>
  • Trial Beginning In Spokane Stolen Car Shooting

    Trial Beginning In Spokane Stolen Car Shooting

    Monday, March 31 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-03-31 17:52:27 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The trial is beginning this week in Spokane for a man accused of killing a man who was taking his SUV. More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The trial is beginning this week in Spokane for a man accused of killing a man who was taking his SUV. Gail Gerlach is charged with manslaughter in the March 2013 shooting of 25-year-old Brendan Kaluza-Graham. Gerlach says he fired when he thought he saw a gun. Police found no gun in the vehicle.
    More >>
  • Gerlach / Kaluza-Graham Shooting Coverage

    Gerlach / Kaluza-Graham Shooting Coverage

    Follow the latest developments on the March 2013 shooting of Brendon Kaluza-Graham.
    More >>
    Follow the latest developments on the fatal shooting of Brendon Kaluza-Graham. 25-year-old Brendon Kaluza-Graham was shot by Gail Gerlach in March of 2013 as Kaluza-Graham was driving away in Gerlach's SUV. Gerlach says Kaluza-Graham was stealing the vehicle and he thought he saw the suspected car thief with gun.More >>
  • ONLY ON KHQ: Gail Gerlach Nearing Manslaughter Trial, 100 Potential Jurors To Be Called

    ONLY ON KHQ: Gail Gerlach Nearing Manslaughter Trial, 100 Potential Jurors To Be Called

    Thursday, March 6 2014 1:05 AM EST2014-03-06 06:05:08 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - It’s been almost exactly a year since Gail Gerlach fired a single, deadly shot into his Suburban as it was being driven away by Brendan Kaluza-Graham.More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - It’s been almost exactly a year since Gail Gerlach fired a single, deadly shot into his Suburban as it was being driven away by Brendan Kaluza-Graham, and Wednesday Gerlach was back in court as his manslaughter trial is just weeks away. In a pre-trial hearing held Wednesday morning, Judge Annette Plese made rulings about which of Gail Gerlach’s statements to police can be allowed at trial.More >>
  • Gerlach's Lawyers Intend To Bring Up Kaluza-Graham's Criminal History And Drug Use

    Gerlach's Lawyers Intend To Bring Up Kaluza-Graham's Criminal History And Drug Use

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 9:03 PM EST2014-02-19 02:03:16 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The lawyers for Gail Gerlach tell KHQ they intend to bring up Brendon Kaluza-Graham's criminal history and drug use during Gerlach's upcoming trial. Gerlach is being charged with First Degree Manslaughter for shooting and killing Kaluza-Graham as he was stealing Gerlach's SUV. More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The lawyers for Gail Gerlach tell KHQ they intend to bring up Brendon Kaluza-Graham's criminal history and drug use during Gerlach's upcoming trial. Gerlach is being charged with First Degree Manslaughter for shooting and killing Kaluza-Graham as he was stealing Gerlach's SUV. More >>
  • Gail Gerlach Back In Court

    Gail Gerlach Back In Court

    Friday, February 14 2014 8:49 PM EST2014-02-15 01:49:18 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man accused of shooting and killing someone who was stealing his vehicle was back in court on Friday for a pre-trial motion. Gail Gerlach's attorneys submitted a motion to have everything Gerlach told detectives before he was read his Miranda Rights suppressed.His attorneys say Gerlach was unaware he may be saying things that could be used against him in his manslaughter trial.More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man accused of shooting and killing someone who was stealing his vehicle was back in court on Friday for a pre-trial motion. Gail Gerlach's attorneys submitted a motion to have everything Gerlach told detectives before he was read his Miranda Rights suppressed.His attorneys say Gerlach was unaware he may be saying things that could be used against him in his manslaughter trial.More >>
  • UPDATE: Gerlach Makes Appearance In Court, Pleads Not Guilty

    UPDATE: Gerlach Makes Appearance In Court, Pleads Not Guilty

    Wednesday, June 12 2013 9:19 PM EDT2013-06-13 01:19:48 GMT
    UPDATE: On Wednesday afternoon Gail Gerlach pleaded not guilty to 1st degree manslaughter. Gerlach's trial is set for Sept. 3rd, he's ordered to have no contact with Kaluza-Graham's family.More >>
    UPDATE: On Wednesday afternoon Gail Gerlach pleaded not guilty to 1st degree manslaughter. Gerlach's trial is set for Sept. 3rd, he's ordered to have no contact with Kaluza-Graham's family.More >>
  • SLIDESHOW: Photo Evidence Released In Local Controversial Shooting; WARNING: Graphic Photos Inside

    SLIDESHOW: Photo Evidence Released In Local Controversial Shooting; WARNING: Graphic Photos Inside

    Thursday, June 6 2013 3:13 PM EDT2013-06-06 19:13:35 GMT
    KHQ.COM - KHQ has obtained several photographs released in the March shooting death of Brendon Kaluza-Graham. We're providing these photographs to put the story into context and to provide further details for you.More >>
    KHQ.COM - KHQ has obtained several photographs released in the March shooting death of Brendon Kaluza-Graham. We're providing these photographs to put the story into context and to provide further details for you. Prosecutors announced Wednesday that Gail Gerlach, the man who shot 25 year-old Brendon Kaluza-Graham as he was driving away in a stolen car, will be charged with first degree manslaughter.
    More >>
  • Spokane Man Who Shot Car Thief To Be Charged; Take Our Poll And Tell Us What You Think!

    Spokane Man Who Shot Car Thief To Be Charged

    Thursday, May 30 2013 12:56 AM EDT2013-05-30 04:56:26 GMT
    UPDATE: Confidential sources tell KHQ that Gail Gerlach will be charged with first degree manslaughter.More >>
    UPDATE: Confidential sources tell KHQ that Gail Gerlach will be charged with first degree manslaughter. Gerlach is accused of shooting 25-year-old Brendon Kaluza-Graham in March of this year as Kaluza-Graham was driving away in Gerlach's SUV. READ THE FULL DETAILS INSIDE OF THE STORY>>>
    More >>
  • Prosecutor: SPD Made No Charging Recommendations In Gerlach Case

    Prosecutor: SPD Made No Charging Recommendations In Gerlach Case

    Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:19 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:19:30 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - KHQ has confirmed that Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives made no charging recommendations for a fatal shooting that happened in March.More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - KHQ has confirmed that Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives made no charging recommendations for a fatal shooting that happened in March. Their report was submitted to the Spokane County Prosecutors on May 13th.More >>
SPOKANE, Wash. - Jury selection in the trial of Gail Gerlach began on Monday.

Gerlach is being charged with Manslaughter in the shooting death of Brendon Kaluza-Graham one year ago. Gerlach left his SUV warming up in his driveway and says that he saw Kaluza-Graham get into his vehicle and begin driving away in an attempt to steal it. Gerlach then went outside armed with a handgun, and as Kaluza-Graham was driving away, Gerlach says he thought he saw Kaluza-Graham point a gun at him, so he fired a single shot. That shot went through the back window of the SUV and hit Kaluza-Graham in the head, killing him.

One year later, Gerlach is on trial for Manslaughter.

On Monday, jury selection began in the case with around 80 potential jurors being called in.

The first thing potential jurors had to do was fill out a questionnaire comprised of eight questions:
1.) Have you heard of this case before coming in today?
2.) Have you ever called 911 to report a crime?
3.) Have you ever belonged to or contributed to the NRA (National Rifle Association)?
4.) Have you ever belonged to contributed to the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union)?
5.) Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offense?
6.) Would a two week trial be a hardship for you?
7.) Do you have any training in guns, gun law, criminal law or forensics?
8.) Anything else relevant to this case?

Out of the 80 potential jurors in the courtroom on Monday, only 6 answered "No" to all of the questions. The other 74 answered "Yes" to at least one of the questions.

Dismissals were granted to those with work conflicts, or their views on gun control. One potential juror was dismissed because they had two family members murdered and didn't think they could "sit in judgement of another person." A couple of potential jurors, despite having heard of the case, will be recalled on Tuesday for more questioning because they believe they can remain impartial.

During the court proceedings, Judge Plese also granted a motion to exclude Gerlach's wife from the courtroom, though the defense may at some time call her as a witness.

KHQ's Kelsey Watts will be following this story from start to finish, and you can follow along with her in real time on Twitter, just search for @GerlachTrial.

We of course will continue to update you on a day-to-day basis right here on khq.com and in our all of our newscasts.
  • Top Stories from KHQTop StoriesMore>>

  • Spokane Police to be equipped with body cameras Monday

    Spokane Police to be equipped with body cameras Monday

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:10:27 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department will equip some officers with body cameras Monday, after Police Chief Frank Straub fast tracked pilot program. The Spokesman-Review reports 17 officers will receive the cameras designed to promote accountability and transparency within the police force. More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department will equip some officers with body cameras Monday, after Police Chief Frank Straub fast tracked pilot program. The Spokesman-Review reports 17 officers will receive the cameras designed to promote accountability and transparency within the police force. More >>
  • Man hospitalized after downtown dispute

    Man hospitalized after downtown dispute

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:09:05 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - One man is in critical condition after a fight in downtown Spokane early Sunday morning, according to Spokane Police. Patrol officers found the man unresponsive at 2:30 a.m. near the intersection of Sprague and Stevens. Witnesses told police the injured man had walked out in front of a taxi and started a fight.More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - One man is in critical condition after a fight in downtown Spokane early Sunday morning, according to Spokane Police. Patrol officers found the man unresponsive at 2:30 a.m. near the intersection of Sprague and Stevens. Witnesses told police the injured man had walked out in front of a taxi and started a fight.More >>
  • 'Best Pig Out Yet'

    'Best Pig Out Yet'

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:08:40 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Pig Out In The Park brings in thousands to delve into their favorite fair-like foods and put diets on the back burner. But this year is a little bit different, because organizers are calling it the largest pig out yet.

    More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.