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Potential juror: I don't care if people have sex in a trailer

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Twelve jurors and four alternates will be seated and opening statements are expected Thursday in Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill's public corruption trial.

Questioning of potential jurors wrapped up Wednesday, with attorneys asking some interesting questions.

Prosecutor Layla Zon asked a juror how he feels about unmarried couples living together.

"My moral belief, personally if two people are single and they want to get together and have sex in a trailer that something I don't care," said the juror.

It's not clear what cohabitation or two people having sex in a trailer have to do with Hill's case, but it's something attorneys wanted to know.

"Have you watched trials and then the analysis? Have you watched shows like Nancy Grace?" Hill's attorney Drew Findling asked.

Findling asked jurors if they watched the Casey Anthony and George Zimmerman trials. He also asked them if they read news on Facebook.

"It impacts us when we try these cases because when we come here people are like, 'Ms. Zon and Mr. Findling they are not as good as the people we saw on TV last month'," said Findling. "We're up against it now because you are watching so it's important to us."

Hill is accused of using his county issued credit card, county vehicles and county employees for his own personal use when he was sheriff between 2004 and 2008.

He is also accused of using campaign funds for personal things like trips and gambling at casinos after he lost the 2008 election.

Attorneys also asked jurors how they feel about gambling.

"I'm not opposed to any type of gambling when it's for somebody else's purpose and it's legal," stated one juror.

Jurors were also asked if they or someone they know were impacted when Hill's deputies did a big sweep of massage parlors in Clayton County and arrested several people.

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