Holdout Juror Sparks Mistrial in New Mexico Ex-Treasurer's Case

Watts, Jim
May 2006
Bond Buyer;5/24/2006, Vol. 356 Issue 32389, p4
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This article reports that the juror in the case against former New Mexico treasurer Robert Vigil refused to vote to convict him on any of the 24 charges. After this senior U.S. District Judge James Parker declared a mistrial. Jury forewoman Kathleen Perea sent Parker a note that said that the jury was unable to reach a verdict on any of the counts. Parker called the jury into the courtroom, where he polled them individually before declaring a mistrial. Eleven of the 12 jurors told Parker that there was no possibility that further deliberation might alter the outcome.


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