Judge Blasts Juror-Seducing Mom

Undercover recordings outing juror won't vacate murder trial verdict
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Apr 1, 2009 12:46 PM CDT

(Newser) – A judge has put a halt to efforts by a convicted murderer to have his verdict vacated—because the man's mom acted as a "vigilante" when she flirted with a juror in an attempt to get information out of him, the New York Times reports. After plying Juror No. 8 with wine and marijuana, the mother recorded conversations with him, which "violated the privacy rights of the juror," the judge ruled.

Doreen Giuliano, who was calling herself Dee Quinn, "sought media coverage to support and glamorize her deceptive conduct," said the judge. But her efforts backfired. Judge Alan D. Marrus ruled: "The defendant is entitled to no relief from his judgment of conviction."