Juror’s Tweeting Buys Murder Convict New Trial



The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday tossed out a death row inmate’s murder conviction and said he deserves a new trial because one juror slept and another tweeted during court proceedings.

Erickson Dimas-Martinez’s attorneys had appealed his 2010 murder conviction because a juror sent tweets despite the judge’s instruction not to post on the Internet or communicate with anyone about the case. The lawyers also complained that another juror slept.

via Juror’s Twitter Activity Buys Murder Convict New Trial | News One.

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