State v. Bible

In State v. Bible, 175 Ariz. 549, 564, 858 P.2d 1152, 1167 (1993), "nearly all" of the potential jurors had some knowledge of the case and half had formed an opinion about the defendant's guilt. 175 Ariz. at 563, 858 P.2d at 1166. Nevertheless, the court determined it was not a case "where the voir dire record itself shows that pervasive pretrial publicity so tainted the venire that jurors' statements under oath regarding their ability to set aside preconceptions and render a verdict on the evidence must be rejected." Id. at 565 n.6, 858 P.2d at 1168 n.6.