Juror’s awareness of impending Christmas holiday was not “outside influence”

October 13, 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

10-13-16Juror’s awareness during deliberations of impending Christmas holiday was not the type of “outside influence” contemplated by evidentiary rule governing inquiry into validity of verdict or indictment.

U.S. v. Fozo, 904 F.2d 1166 (C.A.7 (Ind.), 1990)