Jodi Arias Juror Dismissed For Talking About Murder Trial

One of the jurors on Jodi Arias’ high-profile murder trial has been dismissed after three months of testimony, due to “misconduct” in showing she was biased about the case.

ABC News reports that the woman, identified as “Juror 5,” was dismissed after Arias’ lead attorney Kirk Nurmi filed a motion alleging that the anonymous woman revealed her impartiality to other jurors during a closed meeting.

Arias’ lawyer also petitioned for a “mistrial” because of the juror’s conduct, but was rejected.

As ABC notes, this is not the first time the Arias team has tried for a “mistrial” to be declared: They previous expressed concern over prosecutor Juan Martinez getting a rock-star-like treatment from fans outside the Maricopa County Superior Court.

For those not in the know: Arias is a 32-year-old woman charged with the first-degree murder of her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander in 2008. Arias claims “self-defense” was her reason for killing her lover.

One of the court’s six alternative jurors will replace the dismissed individual.

[h/t ABC]

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