Stevens Jury Wants Difficult Member Out

Woman's 'violent outbursts' sending deliberations off course
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 23, 2008 2:48 PM CDT
Ted Stevens returns to US District Court in Washington today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The jury in the Ted Stevens trial today asked that one of its number be removed, the Anchorage Daily News reports. A note from the foreman indicated juror No. 9 “is being rude, disrespectful and unreasonable. She has had violent outbursts with other jurors and that's not helping anyone.” The judge will remind members to be civil before contacting alternate jurors.