Judge Removes Juror Over Facebook Post
She's fined $250, must write essay
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 2, 2010 4:06 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A young juror who leaked a guilty verdict on Facebook will have to pay a $250 fine and write an essay on the constitutional right to a fair trial. The juror, 20-year-old Hadley Jons, had written in a Facebook status update that it was "gonna be fun to tell the defendant they're GUILTY," the Detroit News reports.

The defense attorney's son found the post, and the judge removed her from the jury in the resisting-arrest case the next day. After receiving her punishment, Jons told the court she was "very sorry." The pre-med student must hand in her essay by Oct. 1.