Newly armed with affidavits from 11 jurors, the Manhattan district attorney’s Office fired back at Anthony Marshall’s post-trial motion to set aside his conviction because the presiding judge refused to conduct an inquiry after the 12th juror complained she felt personally threatened by another juror.
The 11 jurors’ affidavits demonstrate that “no one was threatened in any way,” and the complaining juror, Judith DeMarco, “had nothing to point to that any reasonable person would have perceived as a threat,” Assistant District Attorney Joel J. Seidemann wrote in a 35-page brief (pdf) filed Friday.
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