Preparations continue for Dawson County jury trial in March

Preparations continue for Dawson County jury trial in March
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January 21st, 2022 | Dave Schroeder

    Preparations continue for a Dawson County District Court jury trial in the case of Kathleen Jourdan to be held over five days in March. Jourdan has pled not guilty to charges of 2nd Degree Murder of her husband and a weapons charge.  The trial is set to be held March 3, 4, 7, 8 and 9, 2022.  Jourdan, now 33, is accused of shooting her husband, 35-year-old Joshua Jourdan inside a pickup along Interstate 80 near Cozad on June 17, 2020.  The Jourdan’s two children were in the back seat during the shooting.  

RRN/ Kathleen Jourdan.

    District Judge Jim Doyle will preside over the trial.   He heard several pre-trial motions on Friday with Jourdan in the courtroom.  Some of the motions were ruled on and others were taken under advisement for a decision at a later date.  Also during the hearing, discussions were had on conducting the trial under COVID-19 pandemic conditions.   Jury selection will be conducted in small groups.  During breaks in the trial, the jury will stay in the courtroom with everyone else excused from the room.  Masks will be required along with distancing.  Dawson County Attorney Elizabeth Waterman is prosecuting the case.  Jourdan is represented by Brian Davis and Brian Copley.   A hearing date was set for February 4th to consider any further pre-trial motions.

    Jourdan remains released after 10% of $1 Million bond was posted.   

    The  Jourdan’s had been returning from Scottsbluff where they were preparing to move from Omaha to continue her medical residency when an argument occurred, according to a court report.  Joshua had pulled the pickup over to the side of the Interstate and the shooting reportedly occurred after that.  

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