- Associated Press - Sunday, June 14, 2015

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont man who read the newspaper and shared news accounts with fellow jurors during a sex assault case involving a former jail guard will pay a $4,000 fine for contempt of court.

The Burlington Free Press reports (https://bfpne.ws/1L8zsWl ) that 78-year-old Robert Blow Sr. of Shelburne agreed to the fine as part of a plea bargain with the Vermont attorney general’s office.

At the judge’s recommendation Blow agreed to pay $150 a month.

Blow served on the jury during the second trial of 47-year-old Richard Gallow of Highgate Center, who is charged with lewd and lascivious conduct and sexual assault without consent of a female inmate at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility in 2010.

That second trial ended in mistrial in November. Gallow is now facing a third trial.

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