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Criminal Practice – Murder – Jury & Jurors – Impartiality — Batson Challenge – Discovery – Imperfect Self-Defense

State v. Pender Even though a juror admitted during voir dire that he had learned about this case by reading about it in the newspaper, during questioning by the court and defense counsel, the juror repeatedly asserted that he believed he could put aside what he had learned from the media. The trial court did not err in denying defendant’s challenge to the juror for cause. We find no error in defendant’s conviction of first-degree murder.

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