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Baden-Clay murder trial jurors to be selected

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Jurors in the case of Gerard Baden-Clay, who is accused of murdering his wife, are due to be empanelled today at Brisbane’s Supreme Court.

The 43-year-old former real estate agent is charged with murdering his wife Allison and interfering with her corpse more than two years ago.

Allison, 43, was reported missing from her Brookfield home in Brisbane’s west in April 2012.

Her body was discovered 10 days later about 10 kilometres away on the banks of Kholo Creek at Anstead.

Twelve jurors plus three reserves will be chosen from a pool of 80 and be polled to ensure a fair trial.

They will be asked a series of questions, including whether they lived in Brookfield or nearby in 2012, if they took part in any fundraising for the victim, or if they had ever expressed a view on the case.

The trial before Justice John Byrne is expected to run for three to four weeks, during which more than 70 witnesses may be called to give evidence.

Given the high-profile nature of the case, Justice Byrne is expected to direct the jury panel to ignore media coverage and social media.