First there was the gross prosecutorial misconduct. Then there was the juror misconduct. Now, another juror has left after the death of her father — suspending deliberations. Sen. Ted Stevens’ trial has had all of the sense of control and predictability as a falling locomotive.
Earlier it was Juror No. 9 who caused a pause in deliberations. Now it is Juror No. 4 — who does not know when she will be able to return.
Notably, the prosecutors are calling for an alternate to replace her. Under such circumstances, the deliberations are supposed to start anew.
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