The questioning of 56 people started Tuesday morning in an attempt to seat a jury in the murder trial of a former Publix worker.
Arunya Rouch was fired from Publix on March 30, 2010 for threatening a co-worker. She is accused of returning to the store later in the day and fatally shooting Greg Janowski, the co-worker she had disagreements with, and then going into the store and firing more shots.
By the time the shooting stopped, Janowski was dead and Rouch herself had been shot four times by Tarpon Springs police officers. Rouch's shooting spree left bullet holes in a car seat, store merchandise and even an officer's gun holster.
Both prosecutors and defense attorneys questioned prospective jurors about what they knew about the case. Several remember news articles about the shooting.
The defense pressed the judge for a change of venue after several prospective jurors admitted to remembering details about the case. But the judge denied the motion.
Rouch's attorney, George Tragos, says his client was insane at the time of the shooting. If found guilty, she could spend the rest of her life in prison.
In court, Judge Timothy Peters made sure Rouch understood that and that there would not be a plea deal.
"You understand, in regard to your charge of murder in the first degree, if you are convicted as charge, you will be sentenced...the only possible sentence is life in prison without possibility of parole.''
Rouch replied "Yes sir."
The trial may be concluded by Friday.