The Barber Said “Goodbye”

January 5, 2012

  • 110 Criminal Law
  • 110XX Trial
  • 110XX(J) Issues Relating to Jury Trial
  • 110k855 Misconduct of or Affecting Jurors
  • 110k855(8) k. Communication Between Jurors and Third Persons.

110 Criminal LawWhere, during a protracted trial for murder, a barber, with permission of court, attended by the sheriff, entered the jury room and shaved some of the jurors, and retired without saying anything except goodbye as he walked out, the absence of misconduct was established.
State v. Oteri, 55 So. 582 (La. 1911)
Suggested by Nancy Lane, Law Clerk; Utah Court of Appeals; Salt Lake City, UT