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Criminal – Juror Strike – Rape Victim As Relative (access required)

A defendant's rape conviction is reversed because the trial judge did not excuse for cause a juror who expressed doubt about her possible bias against the defendant because her own sister-in-law had been raped in another state, in an incident that went unprosecuted. We find that the juror's responses during voir dire failed to establish that ...