Mohamed Sail: Jury selection has started in trial of man charged with shooting cellphone-seeking Jeremy Cook, 18

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Jury selection began Tuesday morning in the second-degree murder trial of a man accused in the high-profile 2015 death of a Brampton teen.

Mohamed Sail, 26, of Calgary pleaded not guilty before Superior Court Justice Peter Hockin and a room full of potential jurors.

Sail is charged in the shooting death of Jeremy Cook, 18, on June 14, 2015.


Mohamed Sail

Cook, of Brampton, had come to London to study carpentry. He was shot in a northeast London parking lot after using an online app to locate his lost cellphone. The circumstances of Cook’s death drew national attention.

The Superior Court of Justice courtroom was packed with people waiting to have their jury numbers selected for consideration. Hockin advised them that the vetting process would be lengthy.

Each prospective juror will be asked a series of the same questions, a process more commonly known as challenge for cause.

The names of 45 police officers and 33 civilians connected to the case were read out to the court.

The trial is expected to last four to five weeks.

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