Potential jurors to receive questions | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Potential jurors to receive questions

William Ferchland

Questionnaires for potential jury members in the trial of Steve Wasserman were sent out by the hundreds Tuesday.

Although there is no set trial date, the questionnaires will allow attorneys on both sides to search for ideal jurors who can spend the time weighing arguments and eventually deciding the fate of Wasserman, charged with attempted murder in allegedly slashing his ex-girlfriend and mother of his daughter with a sword in October.

Wasserman has pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity to all his charges including three special allegation felonies of attempted murder, aggravated mayhem and residential burglary along with two misdemeanors of endangering a child and violating a restraining order.

If found guilty of the crimes, a hearing will determine whether he was insane at the time.

Susan Rizk survived the attack, spending two months in the hospital and undergoing several surgeries.

The daughter of the two, who just graduated preschool, reportedly witnessed the attack.

The trial will likely last weeks and offer testimony by experts who evaluated Wasserman’s mental state and authorities who investigated the crime.

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