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CAV: Trial court adequately investigated juror contact (access required)

Although security footage showed a juror talking with a member of the public who was later seen hugging the mother of the murder victim in the juror’s case, the trial court didn’t err in accepting the juror’s statement that they didn’t discuss the case. Background Appellant Stephen Rankin, a Portsmouth police officer, was charged with first-degree murder. ...