- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 29, 2015

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A juror accused of lying about her experience with domestic violence, triggering a retrial in a murder case in Grand Junction, has been found guilty of contempt of court.

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports (https://goo.gl/3h7KwX ) a judge ruled Wednesday that Marilyn Charlesworth “willfully failed” to accurately answer a questionnaire before jury service in Michael Blagg’s 2004 murder trial. She is scheduled to be sentenced June 26.

Blagg was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison for the 2001 shooting death of his wife, Jennifer Blagg. A judge later determined that Charlesworth lied when she said she had never experienced domestic violence because she wanted to sit in judgment of Blagg, whose new trial has not been scheduled.


Information from: The Daily Sentinel, https://www.gjsentinel.com

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