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Potential jurors in first Twin Peaks trial dismissed

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WACO, TX (KXXV) -

The potential jurors who had been summoned for the first Twin Peaks trials were dismissed on Wednesday.

Christopher "Jacob" Carrizal, the president of the Dallas chapter of the Bandidos, is the first biker expected to go on trial.

The potential jurors had attended court three times without the process of impaneling the jury starting, which McLennan County District Clerk Jon Gimble said he had never seen before.

The last two times they appeared in court, they were sent home after defense attorney Casie Gotro filed a motion to recuse judges Ralph Strother and Matt Johnson.

"When you get into more complicated trials or more controversial trials, you see more of this odd and less routine motions," Gimble said.

Strother was recused from Carrizal's trial. Johnson is expected to preside over the case.

On Wednesday morning, the defense attorney and the District Attorney's Office met prior the jury was requested to appear. At that time, they decided to dismiss the jury.

"Out of an abundance of caution to make sure we have a good, clean, jury pool. They want to get a new set of jurors," Gimble said.

Gotro said jury was also dismissed because of a need for a pre-trial conference with Judge Johnson before moving forward.

The pre-trial conference is expected to take place on Monday at 9 a.m.

Another jury pool has been summoned for September 29. The jury panel will likely be selected out of that group.

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