- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

TROY, N.Y. (AP) - An upstate New York judge declared a mistrial a day after two jurors on their lunch break witnessed the defendant in their case get beaten with a chair outside a doughnut shop.

The Times Union of Albany reports (https://bit.ly/1J9EWek ) Jerome Johnson was attacked around 1 p.m. Wednesday at a Dunkin’ Donuts across the street from the Rensselaer County courthouse in Troy.

Johnson’s attorney says his client suffered a concussion and was transported to a local hospital. He isn’t sure who attacked him.

Officials say the two jurors expressed that they could no longer continue with the case on Thursday morning. A mistrial was declared became 12 jurors and only one alternate were seated in Johnson’s case.

He’s charged with illegal possession of a weapon stemming from a 2013 incident.


Information from: Times Union, https://www.timesunion.com

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