25-1632.01. Petit jury; special panel in criminal cases.

Whenever there shall be pending in the criminal court any case, wherein the defendant shall be charged with a felony, and the judge holding the court is convinced from the circumstances of the case that a jury cannot be obtained from the regular panel to try the case, the judge may, in his discretion, prior to the day fixed for the trial of the case, direct the jury commissioner to draw, in the same manner as described in section 25-1632, such number of names as the judge or judges may direct as a special panel from which a jury may be selected to try such case, which panel shall be notified and summoned for said day the same as the regular panel.

Source:Laws 1915, c. 248, § 8, p. 571; C.S.1922, § 9102; C.S.1929, § 20-1632; R.S.1943, § 25-1632; Laws 1953, c. 72, § 11(2), p. 232.