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Judge replaces foreperson in Peachtree Mall murder trial for refusing to deliberate

Jurors questioned individually said the foreperson would not listen to other jurors nor participate in their discussions. She insulted a juror by calling her “Dr. Phil,” and at one point threatened “to snap,” and said she didn’t want to cause anyone to be arrested.

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Prosecutor to court: "Your honor, she got on that jury with an agenda."

The trial of three alleged gang members charged in last year’s fatal shooting at Peachtree Mall turned chaotic Friday when complaints about the jury foreperson led to her dismissal. She was replaced by an alternate juror, and that reset deliberations to start all over at 9 a.m. Monday. This is an excerpt of Assistant District Attorney Pete Temesgen's argument for dismissing the juror.

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No mistrial. Judge replaces foreperson in Peachtree Mall murder trial

Mark Shelnutt, who with co-counsel William Kendrick represents Tekoa Chantrell Young, 24, argued Friday for a mistrial on behalf of his client. Shelnutt was unsuccessful. The trial of the three alleged gangsters charged in last year’s fatal shooting at Peachtree Mall turned chaotic Friday when complaints about the jury foreperson led to her dismissal. She was replaced by an alternate juror, and that reset deliberations to start all over at 9 a.m. Monday. Shelnutt objected to removing the juror, saying a “heated disagreement” is not unusual. “That’s part of deliberations,” he said, adding, “She’s entitled to her conclusion,” and, “’Dr. Phil’ is not an insult.” He moved for a mistrial based on a hung jury. So did McFarland’s attorney Nancy Miller.

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St. Francis nurse helps nab man found with 100 doses of LSD, police say

Frank Sealy III, 27, was arrested on April 26, 2017, and charged with possession of LSD with the intent to distribute and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Authorities said they found him with $1,000 worth of LSD after being involved in a two-vehicle wreck at the intersection of Manchester Expressway and Woodruff Farm Road in Columbus, Georgia.

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Second man charged with murder in Opelika shooting that killed 2

Jacquavious J. Greathouse, 26, of Auburn, Alabama was arrested on April 26, 2017, and charged with two counts of murder. His arrest came two days after John W. Maddox was taken into custody on two murder warrants. Authorities said they were involved in the March 25, 2017, shooting in the 400 block of Toomer Court that killed 27-year-old Sedric Darrell Lewis and 31-year-old Derris Terrel Harris.

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Prosecutor to court: "Your honor, she got on that jury with an agenda."

The trial of three alleged gang members charged in last year’s fatal shooting at Peachtree Mall turned chaotic Friday when complaints about the jury foreperson led to her dismissal. She was replaced by an alternate juror, and that reset deliberations to start all over at 9 a.m. Monday. This is an excerpt of Assistant District Attorney Pete Temesgen's argument for dismissing the juror.
Mike Haskey The Ledger-Enquirer
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