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Criminal – Death Penalty – Carjacking – Juror Misconduct (access required)

Although errors may have occurred at defendant’s trial for carjacking and capital murder, including a jury foreperson having improper contact with several news media outlets during the penalty phase of the trial, the 4th Circuit upholds defendant’s capital murder conviction and death sentence on direct appeal. The juror claimed she made the calls in an effort ...