Judge Dismisses Juror For Sleeping During Oscar Grant Murder Trial
|A murder trial is no time for a siesta|
The Associated Press reports that Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert Perry has dismissed a middle-aged, female juror who was noticed dozing off during testimony. The trial is being held in Los Angeles because a judge ruled that Mehserle was unlikely to get a fair trial in Alameda County, where Grant's death led to riots in January 2009.
The woman is the second juror to be dismissed in the murder case. Attorneys for Mehserle, who left the BART police force in the aftermath of the shooting, contend that he meant to stun Grant with his TASER weapon but accidentally pulled and fired his gun instead.
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