Roger Clemens Trail: Phase One Of Jury Selection Complete, Final Stage Set For Monday

The first phase of the Roger Clemens grand jury selection was complete Thursday, as the field of 71 possible jurors was narrowed down to 36 in Washington, D.C. That number will be cut to a final 12 with four alternates on Monday, when the selection will continue and hopefully concluded, said Judge Reggie Walton.

Walton also hopes that the jury could hear opening statements from both sides and the first witness from the prosecution. After Monday, the trail will again resume into midday Tuesday until it goes on recess until the following week.

In case you're not aware about what's going on, here's the details:

Clemens is being tried on one count of obstruction of Congress, three counts of making a false statement and two counts of perjury based on his testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Feb. 13, 2008, and a deposition five days earlier. In both the deposition and the hearing, Clemens denied ever using performance-enhancing drugs.

For more updates on the Roger Clemens grand jury trail, check back to this SB Nation Houston StoryStream.

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