DA's Office Quiet On Possibility Of Charges Against Juror

By: WIBW (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: WIBW (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
13 News asked the DA

Anceo Stovall

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Shawnee County District Attorney's office would not say Wednesday whether a juror who posted comments on an online news story will face charges.

District Court Judge Evelyn Wilson issued a ruling Tuesday, saying that James Reeder's actions in posting comments on a CJOnline story about the trial on which he was serving as a juror constituted misconduct.

Reeder was a juror in the trial for Anceo Stovall. Stovall was convicted on one robbery count, but jurors could not reach a verdict in nine other counts related to what prosecutors say was a robbery-gone-wrong that ended with the shooting death of Natalie Gibson.

13 News asked the DA's office Wednesday if Reeder would face charges for juror misconduct, and whether it would be a misdemeanor or felony. The DA's spokesperson Lee McGowan said they're "not in a position to comment on that."

Judge Wilson has set a December 17th hearing on whether Stovall will get a new trial on the robbery conviction because of the Reeder misconduct.

A new trial on the nine counts related to the Gibson murder is set to begin January 31, 2013.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email: feedback@wibw.com
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 183261722 - wibw.com/a?a=183261722
Gray Television, Inc.