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Blogger might free convicted rapist?

Manchester, New Hampshire’s Union Leader reports a defense attorney is seeking a new trial. The reason: A juror with a blog had previously posted on their blog about the convicted rapist being ‘local riff raff.’

The blog came up during the trial but the judge ruled it didn’t disqualify the juror. Unlikely we’ll the see the judge reverse himself on this motion after verdict. It’ll be interesting to see what happens on an appeal to the appellate court.

Lest you think the guys going free, he’ll be held in jail pending an appeal. And a new trial, assuming he’s awarded one, means only that, a new trial. If the evidence is there, he’d be convicted again and never step outside of jail in the interim.

Source of post: Wizbang

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