The Jessica Lunsford Tragedy
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[Times photo: Stephen J. Coddington]
John Couey is escorted into the Lake County Judicial Center in Tavares for the first day of jury selection in his trial for the murder of 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford.
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COURT DOCUMENTS
View a transcript of jury questioning done outside the earshot of the media and the public.
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AUDIO
Listen to State Attorney Brad King discuss Judge Ric Howard's decision to halt the trial, and a dismissed juror comment about the case.
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Listen to an excerpt of Citrus County Sheriff's detectives interviewing John Couey on March 17, 2005.
Warning: Extremely graphic.

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VIDEO
Visit the the scene of the crime with St. Petersburg Times reporters.
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GRAPHIC
A look at the scene of the crime and the people involved in the case.
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EDITORIAL
Rights violation not a technicality (July 2)
Remember Jessica when media swarms (June 20)
Related Links
Jessica Lunsford Foundation

COMPLETE COVERAGE
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AFTERMATH
Bills conceived with Jessica in mind (5/7)
A year later, Jessica's loss changing lives (2/24)
Bush signs into law Lunsford Act (5/3/05)
THE CRIME
State says Jessica likely not alive long after taken (5/28/05)
Was Jessica Lunsford a captive for 3 days? (5/27/05)
So near home, body found (3/20/05)
Grief, rage engulf girl's hometown (3/20/05)

SPECIAL REPORTS
Judgment calls (Jan. 15)
Probation and sex offenders (Jan. 15)
Jessica's voice (Jan. 15)
Losing Jessica: A crime awful beyond belief (1/1)

COLUMNS
Sue Carlton: Case demands trial be faultless (July 10)
Greg Hamilton: Jessica's voice is the one we yearn for (2/24)
Greg Hamilton: Critiques of sheriff uninformed and absurd (6/21/05)
Greg Hamilton: Brown-Waite, O'Reilly should just butt out (5/3/05)