The accuseds took issue with the selection of their jury. As their case was highly publicized and the accuseds were Muslim (a visible minority) questions were necessary to be put to potential jurors to determine if there is any issue with partiality or bias.
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The accused, Mr. Khill, a former army reservist, testified as to his belief that in the middle of the night his vehicle and/or house were being broken into and in using his military training, he acted in self-defence to protect himself and his wife.