Judge dismisses fifth juror in Colorado movie massacre trial

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 17, 2015 11:41 AM

DENVER (Reuters) - The judge in the Colorado movie theater massacre trial on Wednesday dismissed a fifth juror, who said she recognized a survivor of the July 2012 mass shooting and prompted the defense to seek her removal.

Arapahoe County District Judge Carlos Samour has previously dismissed four jurors, including three last week on the grounds they were tainted after hearing about a prosecutor's message on Twitter. A fourth was dismissed on Monday whose brother-in-law was recently the victim of a shooting.

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