Opening statements are expected Sept. 5 in the Benton County trial of a 42-year-old man charged with killing his former fiancee's lover.
But first, lawyers must finish picking the jury that will hear Grant Scantling's three-week trial.
After two separate rounds of group questioning Wednesday, 41 potential jurors remain in the pool. Prosecutors and defense attorneys will select a 12-person panel and two alternates from that group.
The other 16 people who responded to court Tuesday, but had yet to be questioned, will be released from this case.
Scantling is charged in Benton County Superior Court with aggravated first-degree murder and first-degree burglary.
Prosecutors claim he fatally shot Franklin Palmer, 24, on March 22, then turned the gun on his ex girlfriend, Ann Marie Krebs, and threatened to kill her.
Krebs and Scantling dated for six years and have two kids together. They reportedly broke up in November, and Scantling claims Palmer started a relationship with Krebs just two weeks later.