Five hundred potential jurors have been summoned for the trial of Cynthia Perkins.
Before they enter the courthouse, the presiding judge will hold a hearing about the defense’s request to change the trial’s venue.
Cynthia Perkins, a former Livingston Parish school teacher, and her husband Dennis, a former deputy with the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, made national headlines when the disturbing allegations against them were made public.
The judge could either pull jurors from another parish and bring them to Livingston Parish or move the trial to another parish altogether, which would be easier on those jurors.
Cynthia Perkins’s attorney will argue that after comments calling for her to be hung or publicly executed flooded social media that too many people in Livingston Parish have already made up their minds about her guilt or innocence.