A juror who abruptly left before a verdict was reached in the trial of Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens lied when she told the court her father had died. The real reason: to attend the Breeders' Cup World Championships in California. Federal Judge Emmet Sullivan ordered Marian Hinnant to appear in court Monday to answer why she failed to communicate with the court after she left. Hinnant was accompanied by a public defender, who said Hinnant's story about the death of her father "popped" into her head.
Stevens Juror Bolted the Trial to Attend Horse Races
November 4, 2008