- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 7, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - For the second time in four days, a juror in Tampa was found guilty of contempt for violating a judge’s order that she not do outside research on a criminal case.

The Tampa Tribune (https://bit.ly/1OWvYIr) reports that U.S. District Judge James Moody on Tuesday convicted a woman who served on a 2011 jury that convicted Grammy-winning reggae singer Buju Banton of federal drug and weapons charges. Moody sentenced the juror to five months probation but delayed the sentence to give her a chance to appeal.

Last Friday, a member of the pool of jury candidates for the most recent Dontae Morris murder trial pleaded guilty to contempt for reading an article on Twitter about Morris after being directed not to perform outside research.


Information from: The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune, https://www.tampatrib.com

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