jury bias

In this Dec. 13, 2004, photo, Juror number 7, Richelle Nice, adjusts her hair as members of the jury speak with the media in the Old San Mateo County Courthouse in Redwood City, California. Nice, a former juror who helped convict Scott Peterson and send him to death row, is expected to testify under a grant of immunity as she kicks off a weeklong hearing starting Feb. 25, 2022, centered on whether she lied about her history with domestic violence. (AP Photo/Lou Dematteis, Pool, File)
Feb 24, 2022

Scott Peterson’s new trial rests on question of juror bias

Convicted killer Scott Peterson's chance for a new trial hinges on whether a California juror who helped send him to prison in 2004 was biased.

Mar 25, 2020

4th Circuit puts 2 gang members’ convictions on hold, orders hearing

A divided federal appeals court Wednesday put on hold the murder and drug racketeering convictions of two Baltimore gang members, saying prosecutors must show at a hearing that “no reasonable possibility” exists that the verdict was unfairly influenced by a dismissed juror’s stated concern that jury members were being photographed by the gang members’ associates. […]

Mar 28, 2019

4th Circuit upholds convictions of three Baltimore gang members

A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld the racketeering-related convictions of three violent Baltimore gang members after concluding the trial judge had properly addressed their attorneys’ concerns about anxiety-related jury bias due to jurors’ fears of gang retaliation. Lawyers for the Black Guerrilla Family gang members had argued on appeal that Chief U.S. District Judge […]

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