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    This article from the Indo doesn't have anything new in it, but there's a useful timeline that explained some issues for me so I'm putting it here...

    http://www.independent.ie/irish-news...-36013732.html

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    Attorneys allege jury misconduct in Corbett trial

    After a month-long, high-profile trial in Davidson Superior Court, Molly Martens Corbett, 33, and her father, Thomas Martens, 67, a former FBI agent, were convicted Aug. 9 of second-degree murder by a jury of nine women and three men. Judge David Lee sentenced each to 20 years to 25 years in prison.Martens and Molly Corbett claimed self-defense and the defense of others, saying that Martens struck Jason Corbett multiple times because Jason was choking and threatening to kill Molly in the couple’s master bedroom.Walter Holton and Cheryl Andrews, attorneys for Molly Corbett, and David Freedman and Jones Byrd, attorneys for Martens, filed a motion for appropriate relief Wednesday in Davidson Superior Court. They allege that the jurors engaged in misconduct, which they say requires that the verdict be set aside.“Post-trial, voluntary press interviews and social media posts of certain jurors portray juror misconduct throughout the proceeding that directly violates the Court’s repeated jury admonitions, North Carolina law and the Constitutional protections afforded these and all defendants in a criminal trial,” the motion says.

    Lee told the jurors repeatedly throughout the trial that they are not to talk about the case among themselves or with other people, including their spouses or people they are dating. He also told them not to watch or read any media accounts and to not go on social media. Lee additionally told the jurors to not start deliberating until they had heard all the evidence, closing arguments and jury instructions.

    Garry Frank, Davidson County’s district attorney, could not immediately be reached for comment Wednesday. Holton also could not be reached. Freedman declined to comment about the motion.

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    Tom Aamland, the jury foreman, answered questions from reporters after the trial. Attorneys for Molly Corbett and Martens said his statements to the media indicate that some of the jurors had “private” conversations about the case.

    “We felt which way we were going to go, I believe, individually before the closing arguments,” Aamland is quoted as saying in the motion. “We didn’t discuss the verdicts but in having private conversations everybody — we could read that everybody was going in the same direction, just the level of severity. Nobody voted not guilty.”

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