Jurors Dropping Like Flies

A note’s the question.
Ito tossed and turned all night.
353’s gone.
5/26/95

 

One of Ito’s big worries was that even though 12 alternate jurors were selected as back up to the primary 12 who made up the jury, Ito was concerned that at the rate regular jurors were being dismissed — this one, 353, for slipping a note to a fellow juror alerting her to what Ito was questioning them about one by one in his chambers — that he would run out of alternates which could through the case in mistrial.

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