Test jury brought in for Aaron Rovenstine case

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Jury testing is underway in Kosciusko County to determine whether an impartial jury can be found for Kosciusko County Sheriff Aaron Rovenstine’s criminal trial.

Rovenstine was indicted on 10 felony counts including bribery and official misconduct in February.

Special Judge Evan Roberts said Friday the test jurors were brought in to answer questions that could help make decisions related to the case. Roberts could bring in jurors from another county or allow Kosciusko County residents to be on the jury.

Special Prosecutor Nelson Chipman argued that at the very least the judge should consider summoning more jurors to make sure that a fair trial can be had for both sides.

Attorneys for Rovenstine declined to comment on the hearing.

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