Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Juror slapped with fine after causing mistrial by posting about case on Facebook


New York – A Queens juror who blabbed about her trial on the social media site was slapped with a $1,000 fine after her detail-filled public postings about the robbery case she was hearing — and her admission that she was “dying from boredom” — resulted in a mistrial.

Kimberly Ellis admitted she goofed — and that she was sorry — after getting an earful from an irate judge and the Queen District Attorney’s office.

“I continued my personal life as if I was not there to judge a trial,” she told The Daily News.

“It was my first time as a juror, and I was naive.” More

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