May 2, 1996 in City

Judge Interviews Jurors In Biker Trial

From Staff Reports

Selection of an “anonymous jury” to hear a Hells Angels murder-assault case enters its third day today in Spokane County Superior Court.

Prospective jurors were interviewed individually Wednesday in the chambers of Judge Kenneth Kato after general questioning a day earlier in open court.

Those called in for private questions indicated they had read or heard about the second-degree murder and first-degree assault charges facing Timothy Myers.

The secretary of the Spokane chapter of the Hells Angels is accused of fatally shooting a member of the rival Ghost Riders motorcycle gang last December outside a Hillyard tavern.

Myers, represented by defense attorney Bevan Maxey, is expected to claim he shot in self-defense.

The jurors’ names and addresses are being kept secret to avoid the chance they could be intimidated or threatened during the trial.

The trial is expected to last into next week.

, DataTimes

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