January 26, 2012

Juror who researched defendent refused leave to appeal

A juror jailed for researching a defendant's past on the internet has been refused permission to appeal to the Supreme Court.
Ex University of Bedfordshire academic Dr Theodora Dallas told jurors a man on assault charges at Luton Crown Court had previously been accused of rape.
Earlier this week she was sentenced to six months in prison for contempt of court.
Dallas sought permission to appeal to the Supreme Court but this was refused.

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