- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 2, 2017

OXFORD, N.C. (AP) - Deliberations in a North Carolina murder trial have been delayed for nearly a month after a juror who initially asked to be excused from the case was injured in a traffic accident.

Last week, the judge sent the jury home after the juror asked to be excused because she couldn’t properly evaluate the case of 24-year-old Eric Campbell.

WRAL-TV reports deliberations were delayed on Monday when the juror was involved in a traffic accident and couldn’t come to court. The juror returned to court on Wednesday, saying she suffered a broken arm and would be undergoing surgery next week.

The juror told Judge Henry Hight she would participate in deliberations after a delay if she had to, but she’d prefer not to.

Hight scheduled deliberations to resume on Aug. 28.


Information from: WRAL-TV, https://www.wral.com

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