01 - 24 - 2012 Jury for Monday’s J.-Co. murder trial to be sequestered
(LS) The case of the murdered son-in-law will be heard next Monday in Juniata Co. Court of Common Pleas & the jury for that trial will be sequestered. The judge, who earlier granted a continuance to allow the defense to prepare, denied a petition to move the trial out of county or to bring in an outside jury. Instead jurors will be secured at a local hotel & the court will have strict security. The trial involves 56-y/o Brenda Smith of Globe, AZ who is facing murder charges in the death of 36-y/o Michael Hockenberry of Mifflintown. The trial is expected to last about a week.