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Juror cites stress of deliberations

The judge will provide new verdict forms but the jury must continue its deliberations of the 51-charges against four defendants accused of conspiring with terrorists.

By Times Staff Writer
Published December 6, 2005

A member of the Sami Al-Arian jury sent a note to the judge this afternoon saying he or she could no longer deliberate under the current circumstances. The juror said he or she couldn't couldn't take the pressure and that some felt they were being unduly pressed to change their opinions.

U.S. District Judge James S. Moody Jr. recessed the court to provide new verdict forms for the jury to mark the verdicts it has already agreed on.

[Last modified December 6, 2005, 14:50:03]

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