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FAIRBANKS TRIAL: Jury selection postponed

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CROOKSTON -- Jury selection was postponed Monday afternoon as attorneys from both sides in the Thomas Fairbanks murder trial wrangled over whether the defense could introduce evidence he was intoxicated when he is alleged to have shot Mahnomen County (Minn.) Sheriff's Deputy Christopher Dewey on Feb. 18, 2009.


It was an unexpected delay in the trial as Minnesota District Judge Jeffrey Remick had planned to have potential jurors interviewed in a Crookston courtroom.

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