- Associated Press - Monday, December 12, 2016

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Prejudicial statements made by a juror to other members of the panel led to the dismissal of a murder conviction of an upstate New York man.

The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester reports that Monroe County Judge Douglas Randall made the ruling Thursday because of allegations about the juror’s comments during the trial and deliberations . Another juror contacted Judge Randall about the comments.

Randall set aside Jalen Everett’s Nov. 4 convictions on second-degree murder charges in the fatal shooting of three people outside a Rochester community center last year.

The 21-year-old Everett was charged along with two other men in the August 2015 shooting outside the Boys and Girls Club. Three other people were wounded by the gunfire.

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