Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Mistrial After Everett Juror Does Online Research

A child sexual abuse case resulted in a mistrial after a juror went online to research the  concept of witness coaching and told his fellow jurors. The  prosecutor didn't want to put  the six-year-old victim through a second trial, so reduced the charges to resolve the case. Juror’s ‘research’ forced mistrial in child rape case, (Everett), Dec. 12, 2012

The end of  the  article briefly discusses a mistrial that resulted from a juror refusing to return to court after a break in deliberations.

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