Spotlight on jury room pressures – BBC News

Posted June 18th, 2007 in juries, special report by sally

“Two men – Patrick Smith and Joseph Merceica – have been cleared of luring a businesman into a trap and killing him, following the conclusion of their fourth trial.

The House of Lords had initially ordered the men’s retrial after a juror at their second trial complained of being ‘badgered and intimidated’ by other jurors into delivering a guilty verdict. So what are the rules of the jury room?”

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BBC News, 18th June 2007