Lawyers Questioning Potential Jurors in Fatal Stabbing Case

By Katie Wiedemann, Reporter

DUBUQUE - Defense lawyers in the Michael Mayton murder trial are asking a pool of potential Dubuque County jurors some personal questions.

Mayton faces several charges, including first-degree murder and attempted murder. He's accused of fatally stabbing David Tate and injuring Richard Schramm last August.

Some of the questions asked to potential jurors include:
Did you vote in the last election?
Are you part of a religious group?
How did you meet your spouse?
Do you think you can read someone's mind?
Do people have the right to defend themselves and others?
How do you judge a person's credibility?

Police say a fight may have started over a loud stereo. But that wasn't the only problem. Dubuque Police Lieutenant Scott Baxter said "early on there was mention of music being a part of the argument but I believe there were other issues involved here. It may have been a multitude of issues."
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