Friday, March 27, 2009
Spector Jury Under Cutting Edge Defense Investigation Scrutiny
Los Angeles, CA—Jurors are on a four day holiday until Wednesday when they return to Judge Larry Paul Fidler’s jury room to determine the fate of legendary record producer, Phil Spector.
What the jury does not know their Internet activities have been closely monitored for violations of the court’s order to avoid conversations along with any form of publication involving Spector and any witnesses.
Cutting edge surveillance devices have already exposed some jury Internet surfing and e-mails. The involved jurors will only have to face the music for this behavior should Spector be convicted.
If there is a conviction on any count the defense will move for a mistrial and present their evidence. A single incident will be sufficient to obtain a mistrial and a third trial would be likely. Should Spector be acquitted or the jury hangs, the defense will not need to reveal whatever they know about jury misconduct.
Any members of the jury exposed for misconduct will have a serious problem with Judge Fidler. Considering the cost of Spector’s trial it will be understandable.