LONDON — Jury selection continued Tuesday in the long-awaited phone-hacking trial of former News of the World editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson.
Brooks, Coulson and six others face charges stemming from the revelation that the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid eavesdropped on the phone voice mails of celebrities, politicians, crime victims and others in its search for scoops.
Murdoch shut down the newspaper in 2011 when the scandal broke out, and dozens of his staff have since been arrested.
The trial at London's Central Criminal Court began Monday with winnowing down a pool of about 80 potential jurors to a panel of 12. They will hear a long and complex case — expected to last six months — involving eight defendants and dozens of lawyers.