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Criminal Practice – Fair trial not affected by use of hearing-impaired juror (access required)

Where the trial judge overseeing the defendant’s trial for first-degree murder and armed robbery was aware of a juror’s hearing impairment, and took steps to address it, including repeatedly questioning the juror and confirming with counsel that they could proceed, the defendant’s fair-trial claims were rejected. Background A jury found James Bryant guilty of first-degree murder and ...

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