In one tweet during the trial, the juror wrote: “Choices to be made. Hearts to be broken … We each define the great line.” Less than an hour before the jury announced its verdict, he tweeted: “It’s over.”
Assistant Attorney General Eileen Harrison defended the judge’s decision to not dismiss the juror, saying the Twitter messages were merely about the juror’s feelings and not about specifics of the trial.
Man arrested in firebomb attempt
WEST JORDAN | A Utah man has been arrested after throwing a Molotov cocktail at a Wells Fargo branch, authorities said.
Police responded early Thursday morning in West Jordan. A bank window was cracked, but authorities say the device didn’t explode.
The man arrested is 20 years old. His name wasn’t released. Authorities say a bomb squad removed suspicious items from his car, but it wasn’t immediately clear whether they were explosive.
West Jordan spokeswoman Kim Wells said the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have joined the investigation.
The threat came on the same day Occupy protesters were marking the two-month anniversary of the movement. It wasn’t clear whether the Utah bomb-throwing was connected to the national protest.