News:> Prosecutor: Juror conviction no secret to defense
More on the saga of the Baltimore mayor's jury
From the Baltimore Sun
Dec 22, 2009
Dixon conviction should stand, Rohrbaugh arguesState prosecutor minimizes allegations of juror misconductBy Annie Linskey
... But in Monday's filing, Rohrbaugh lashed out at the mayor's attorneys, alleging they were aware of Davis' criminal record during the jury selection process and intentionally chose not to disclose it so they could use it as a reason to ask for a new trial in the case of a conviction.
Two of Dixon's seven lawyers used laptops in the courtroom to "scour" the state's online criminal history database and learn about jurors, Rohrbaugh said. He noted that it takes "two clicks of the mouse" to find Davis' criminal history. He also pointed to a video that showed lawyers questioning Davis during jury selection, conferring with underlings, then asking her directly about her criminal history and conferring again. ...
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