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    There were earlier comments this investigation should only take a few days or a week or two at the outset, and if it took longer, that must mean there is validity to the Facebook reports about a juror texting.

    I found this part of WRAL's article interesting, as it gives the reason why the investigation is taking weeks. For some odd reason companies don't just snap to and respond within minutes of being asked for information for investigators. Imagine that.


    "In a memo filed Friday to defense attorneys and prosecutors involved in the case, he said that investigators are still awaiting a review of Internet data that has been delayed because of difficulty in obtaining IP addresses from Internet and social media providers.

    All of the jurors, however, have been interviewed, in addition to a number of other people, Stephens said."


    Full article at: http://www.wral.com/specialreports/m...tory/10850701/

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    North Carolina's court system is posting rules in courthouses across the state to remind jurors about what they cannot do when it comes to communicating with others.

    A spokesman for the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts said Monday that the move comes after conversations with employees in the state court system and from recent news headlines.

    Last month, a Superior Court judge in Wake County ordered the State Bureau of Investigation to look into allegations that a juror was texting someone outside the jury about the progress of deliberations in the first-degree murder trial of Jason Young, who was found guilty March 5 of killing his wife in November 2006.

    The SBI is still investigating the claims.

    here are the new rules they are posting in courtrooms:

    1. TURN OFF your mobile devices while court is in session.
    2. DO NOT talk to anyone, or let anyone talk to you about the case.
    3. DO NOT receive or send electronic communications about the case.
    4. DO NOT seek outside information from the Internet or other sources.
    http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/10936084/


    the article goes on to talk about another case was thrown out in arkansas because a juror was tweeting from the courtroom!

    really?

    In my opinion they just need to ban cells phones from the courtroom.

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    WRAL is reporting NO juror misconduct found in the Jason Young trial.

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    Sorry, no link yet, BREAKING NEWS!

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    Jury misconduct allegations in Jason Young retrial deemed false

    http://www.wral.com/specialreports/m...tory/11114478/

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    From the article:

    "In his May 16 memo to attorneys in the case, Judge Stephens said the posting from a "Jennifer Russell" was posted by a male blogger in High Point who had been following the case and believed Young was innocent and had been "railroaded."

    "This male blogger did not personally know anyone named Jennifer Russell and did not know a hairdresser with a friend on the jury," Stephens wrote. "He just 'wanted people to open their minds up and see that Jason Young did not do it.' He acknowledged that what he had done was wrong."

    Stephens said that the State Bureau of Investigation probe also investigated similar messages from an unemployed man in Darlington, Texas, who acknowledged that he posted comments on another website as a joke.

    "Unfortunately, it appears that this conduct does not constitute a crime," Stephens wrote. "The integrity of the jury verdict as rendered in open court is confirmed."

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    Now Jason can settle into his new life. I wonder if they have tailgate parties in the big house. :-)

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    this is great news!

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    So happy to read the news. It gives that final element of closure.

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    When will these malicious bloggers understand that they can be tracked? A huge waste of $$$$$ is spent on people who want to interject themselves into a case but are not confident enough in their story, or they outright lie, to identify themselves and present their story to the DA. They need to be charged with the investigation costs.

    Imagine the stress to MY's family.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeleine74 View Post
    From the article:

    "In his May 16 memo to attorneys in the case, Judge Stephens said the posting from a "Jennifer Russell" was posted by a male blogger in High Point who had been following the case and believed Young was innocent and had been "railroaded."

    "This male blogger did not personally know anyone named Jennifer Russell and did not know a hairdresser with a friend on the jury," Stephens wrote. "He just 'wanted people to open their minds up and see that Jason Young did not do it.' He acknowledged that what he had done was wrong."

    Stephens said that the State Bureau of Investigation probe also investigated similar messages from an unemployed man in Darlington, Texas, who acknowledged that he posted comments on another website as a joke.

    "Unfortunately, it appears that this conduct does not constitute a crime," Stephens wrote. "The integrity of the jury verdict as rendered in open court is confirmed."


    Gotta love men who pretend to be women online.


    Anyway, just got back from a little WS hiatus. I needed a break from all the crime stories. It can get to you after awhile. So happy to come back and see this issue has been resolved. JY better make himself at home because it doesn't seem like he's going anywhere anytime soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gracielee View Post
    Now Jason can settle into his new life. I wonder if they have tailgate parties in the big house. :-)


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