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Jurors' dismissal shows Colorado theater shooting news hard to avoid

Jurors' dismissal shows Colorado theater shooting news hard to avoid

A judge's decision to dismiss three jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial who had been exposed to news reports about the case shows how hard it is to protect the jury from vast media coverage. The discovery that a juror had heard news accounts of the trial and shared details with the other two stalled Tuesday's testimony but did not derail the case. Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. had seated 12 alternate jurors, an unusually large number, aware of the possibility of media exposure. "The judge knew that given the attention and the amount of information that's out there, there's a good chance that some jurors are going to disobey him and do what's...

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