Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Lack of minority representation in jury pool gets new trial for convicted murderer

A Hispanic man convicted of second-degree murder in 2001 deserves a new trial because a computer glitch left minorities underrepresented in his jury pool, a federal appeals panel said Friday, Sept. 4.

Antonio Garcia-Dorantes, 37, was convicted in the Oct. 22, 2000, stabbing death of Jose Delores Gomez and wounding of Manual Garcia.

Article here (via mlive). 

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