February 15, 2006

Wempe Deliberations Restart After Juror Swap

Los Angeles Times

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Jurors deliberating the molestation trial of a retired Roman Catholic priest were told Tuesday to start their talks anew after a juror had to be replaced because of a family emergency.

The jury had spent one day deliberating the case of Michael Wempe.

A juror whose grandfather died was replaced by one of the four alternates. The new panel began deliberating Tuesday and is scheduled to resume today.

Posted by kshaw at February 15, 2006 08:13 AM