Update: Fumo Attorneys May Get Another Chance to Argue Juror Misconduct

Almost exactly one year ago, we posted about the defense’s request for a new trial in the Vincent Fumo case based on allegedly improper use of the Internet by a juror to research or talk about the case.  Their request was denied but it looks like they’ll have the chance to make their argument again, now that the prosecution has announced that it will appeal the sentence, which prosecutors argue is too lenient.

The State’s expected appeal will likely trigger an appeal by the defense, who are expected to argue that the case was tainted based on one juror’s postings about the case on Twitter and Facebook.

See also:

Fumo Found Guilty–No Thanks to Facebook

Fumo Seeks New Trial for Juror’s Twitter Use

 

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