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By TERRI LIKENS
For the second time in a row, Rocky Houston has asked that the jury pool drawn for his murder trial be dismissed.
Houston, who is to be tried this month for the May 2006 murder of Roane County Sheriff's Deputy Bill Jones and his friend, Mike Brown, noted that none of the 600 jurors is younger than 25. He contends the selection does not reflect the population of the county and therefore cannot be random or fair.
His motion to quash the jury pool was filed Nov. 26.
Last month, a pool of about 600 potential jurors was dismissed because none were younger than 40. The trial was delayed as a result.
Jurors empaneled for the trial were to be chosen from the larger pool.
A hearing has been set for Tuesday to discuss the allegation.