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1st day produces no jurors for NY beheading case

A full day of jury selection has ended with no jurors being chosen for the second-degree murder trial of a New York television executive charged with beheading his wife.

A full day of jury selection has ended with no jurors being chosen for the second-degree murder trial of a New York television executive charged with beheading his wife.

Lawyers have predicted it will take longer than usual to seat a jury for Muzzammil Hassan's (moo-ZAHM'-mel HAH'-sahns) trial.

The 2009 killing of 37-year-old Aasiya (AH-see-yah) Hassan has received much media attention, in part because the couple ran a TV station whose goal was to counter negative images of Muslims.

Potential jurors are being asked whether they have issues with the Pakistan-born Hassan's ethnicity, or the fact that he's Muslim and may claim self-defense.

Hassan wrote on a legal pad through much of the proceedings Monday in Erie County Court in Buffalo.

Jury selection is to resume Tuesday.

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