An Ohio appeals courtroom has concluded that a juror’s snoozing throughout testimony in a homicide trial is not sufficient to overturn the defendant’s conviction.
An lawyer for 28-yr-previous Desjuan Hayes argued that he did not get a good trial final yr as a result of a decide did not take away the juror or query her about repeatedly falling asleep.
The Columbus Dispatch reviews Tuesday that a three-decide panel from the appeals courtroom dominated final week that the juror’s napping was unacceptable however did not seem to have an effect on the trial’s consequence.
Attorneys within the case mentioned probably changing the snoozing juror with an alternate throughout trial, however neither aspect requested that transfer when the decide provided it.
Hayes was sentenced to life in jail with attainable parole after 21 years.