North Carolina judge takes precautions after juror threats
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge has taken safety precautions after jurors reported intimidating behavior including a man following them from a parking area.
The Greensboro News & Record reports Judge David Hall, who’s overseeing a murder trial, was upset to hear the news on Friday. He’s now limiting who can attend the trial and ordering juror names to be kept secret.
The newspaper reported four jurors said they were followed from a parking area into the courthouse by a man wearing colors associated with the same gang as the defendant.
The trial is for Chauncey Slade on charges he killed a gang member and another man in 2015.
The newspaper reports that courthouse security found the man who jurors accused of threatening behavior, and he was charged with obstruction of justice.