Juror Denies Misconduct In Death Penalty Case
A Vermont juror in the 2005 death penalty trial of Donald Fell is denying that he committed juror misconduct by taking a trip to the crime scene during the trial.
Fell's lawyers are complaining that the jury which convicted their client in the 2000 killing of Rutland supermarket worker Theresa King engaged in misconduct during the trial.
The juror told the U.S. District Court judge on Thursday that he did make a trip to Rutland to the scene of King's kidnapping and location in New York where she was killed in 2010, but that it happened five years after the trial.
He also denies that he pointed a shotgun at a fellow juror during deliberations. He says he pretended to point a gun but that there was no firearm in the jury room.