Sunday, June 11, 2017

New Trial Sought After Juror Dismissal For Hearing Holy Spirit

As previously reported, last month a Florida federal court jury found former Congresswoman Corrine Brown  guilty on 18 counts of fraud and corruption after the judge removed a juror who insisted the Holy Spirit had told him Congresswoman Brown was not guilty on all charges. Now a motion for a new trial has been filed (full text).  The motion in United States v. Brown, (MD FL, filed 6/8/2017), argues:
There is a substantial possibility the holy spirit was actually the juror's own mind or spirit telling him that one or more witnesses had not testified truthfully.
[Thanks to Ray Treadwell for the lead.]