Ware v. DuPree juror says intimidation led to mistrial

According to a note sent to Judge Coleman during deliberations and from the juror’s interview, a member of the jury was intimidated about revealing their decision in public.

“I know they felt intimidated,” the juror said. “When he [Judge Coleman] polled us in open court, we all were upset. He should have never done that.”

The juror stated the largest topic of discussion in deliberations was the illegal absentee ballots, a major part of Ware’s legal case.

“We mostly discussed the ballots and applications. They were there and that was proof, you can’t deny it,” the juror said.

Clarion Ledger/Hattiesburg American
8/2/13