One of the dismissed jurors, Francine Florio-Bunten, appeared at the heari
One of the dismissed jurors, Francine Florio-Bunten, appeared at the hearing, which was held after the Simpson jury retired for the week. Her lawyer said Florio-Bunten believed ``she was sabotaged in an effort to get her off the jury by unknown persons.″
The attorney said his client wanted the transcripts and all other documents unsealed so she would know whether she had been targeted for removal, and the reasons for her ouster.
Florio-Bunten said outside court she wants to know who wrote a ``mysterious letter″ to the judge claiming she, and possibly her husband, were negotiating a book deal _ an allegation she denied.
``I want to get this cleared up,″ she told reporters.
The hearing itself disclosed new information, including the demands of lawyers on both sides in private chambers that the judge give some jurors’ names to the state attorney general for prosecution on misconduct charges.
No further details were immediately given, although the judge made it clear that not all 10 ex-panelists were dismissed for misconduct.
He said ``one or two″ were dismissed for other reasons.