- Associated Press - Thursday, July 13, 2017

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The father of a man on trial in Pittsburgh for homicide is accused of confronting a juror outside the courthouse and asking for his help.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported (https://bit.ly/2tNY7wn ) Thursday 67-year-old English Burton is in jail, accused of aggravated jury tampering.

Court records allege a juror in the trial of Burton’s son, 18-year-old Charles Williams, was stopped at a light Tuesday when Burton approached him on foot.

The charging documents claim Burton told the juror he needed his help and shouted his phone number as he drove away. A county deputy at a nearby bus stop saw the exchange.

The juror reported the exchange the next morning.

Williams is accused in the 2016 shooting death of Chauncy Howard.

The online court docket didn’t list a lawyer for Burton.


Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, https://www.post-gazette.com

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