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Judge: Thousands needed to find Jacques jury

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Brooke Bennett Brooke Bennett

As many as 5,000 people may be needed in order to find an unbiased jury in a upcoming murder trial.

Michael Jacques has pleaded not guilty to charges that he abducted, sexually assaulted and killed his 12-year-old niece Brooke Bennett back in 2008.

If convicted, he could face the death penalty.

A federal judge said Thursday they may end up having to simultaneously use all three federal courthouses across the state during the process.

Jury selection is scheduled to start in September.

Click here for complete coverage of the Brooke Bennett case.

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