New trial not warranted where jurors rushed review of case to attend graduation

October 11, 2016

  • 110 Criminal Law
  • 110XXI Motions for New Trial
  • 110k924 Misconduct of or Affecting Jurors
  • 110k925 In General
  • 110k925(5) Improper influence inducing agreement to verdict

10-11-16Kidnapping defendant was not entitled to new trial, even though he claimed that two members of jury who were anxious to attend graduation in town over one hour away by automobile had hurried other jurors into overly abbreviated review of case;  defendant failed to provide necessary particulars as to charges.

State v. Stutues, 665 So.2d 146 (La.App. 3 Cir., 1995)