Close Quarters Contaminate

Three jurors fall ill.

The flu has taken a toll.

Proceedings halted.


Having been sequestered for more than three months at this point,  Simpson jurors were beginning to feel–and show–the strain. Two had been excused at this point (and both had books out before a year had elapsed). Of the jurors down with the flu in early April, one was sick enough be be hospitalized and on IV fluids, according to my notes. During their absence, yet another juror got kicked off the case. And this was just the beginning of the juror troubles.

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