Fell lawyers say jury member liedNovember 27,2013BURLINGTON — The lawyers for a man facing the federal death penalty for killing a Vermont woman are alleging misconduct by a juror in the 2005 trial.
Federal court documents say a Barre man listed as Juror 27 in the trial of Donald Fell answered “no” when asked if he had ever been charged with a crime.
In fact, the lawyers claim, he was convicted of driving under the influence in 1982 and charged with a 1981 assault, though not convicted.
The Burlington Free Press reports the information is contained in a 411-page amended motion asking the federal court in Burlington for a new trial or a reduced sentence.
Federal prosecutors reject the claims.
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