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Mistrial Possible In Orange Shooting

Jan 31, 2013 -- 11:10am

(Metro) Either the sentencing phase of the trial of a convicted Culpeper police officer will resume tomorrow morning at 9 or there could be a mistrial. 

Sentencing for 33-year-old Daniel Harmon-Wright, who on Tuesday was found guilty of manslaughter in last year's shooting death of 54-year-old Patricia Cook, was delayed yesterday when unapproved materials were found in the jury room. 

Defense lawyers want a mistrial because some jurors apparently looked up terms in dictionaries and a thesaurus, even though the judge told them they could only use her instructions to decide the case.

 

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