Monday, July 30, 2012

Ohio Supreme Court Finds Trial Judge Acted With Haste in Ruling on Juror Misconduct During Deliberations and Ordering Mistrial

In a case with multiple defendants and a tortured route several times to the appellate courts, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that the trial judge acted hastily in ordering a mistrial after briefly questioning a juror who brought to jury deliberations Internet research on the terms "perverse" and "involuntary manslaughter.  Convictions from a subsequent trial were reversed as double jeopardy was found.

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