State v. Hester After the jury returned its verdicts, two jurors saw defendant’s brother cursing and complaining about the outcome of the trial, and they told the other jurors about the incident; furthermore, one juror discussed the trial with an individual who had been a spectator at defendant’s trial (that juror was removed prior to the sentencing deliberations). Since these incidents occurred after the verdict, there is no indication that juror misconduct had any potential effect upon the deliberations. Accordingly, defendant did not demonstrate prejudice as to the jury’s determination of his guilt.
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