Geurts aunt making sure all details are met on grand jury petition
The aunt of a two year old Gering girl whose murder remains unsolved nearly four years later is making sure even the slightest detail in her petitition drive to have a grand jury look into the case is satisfied.
State law requires that a number equal to 10% of the registered voters in the last gubernatorial election are needed on the petition to call a grand jury, a number Juliette Geurts' aunt Monical Hall previously said is 974. But with 9,743 votes cast in 2010, Hall is now asking County Clerk Vera Dulaney to verify whether the number is actually 975.
Authorities have been investigating the July 11th, 2008 death of Juliette Geurts as a homicide after an autopsy showed she died of multiple force trauma but no arrests have been made. Hall maintains the case is not being actively pursued and a grand jury is needed to move it forward.
Hall plans to submit the petition to Dulaney July 11th, the fourth anniversary of the two year old's death. Dulaney would then have thirty days to verify whether enough valid signatures are on the petition. If so, she would present the petition to presiding Disitrict Judge Randy Lippstreu, who would have 15 days to confirm there are adequate signatures and that the petition is in the proper form.
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