No initial evidence of juror misconduct in Young trial

Jason Young is sentenced to life in prison without parole.

March 30, 2012 1:24:37 PM PDT
Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens said Friday that an initial investigation has not turned up evidence of juror misconduct in the Jason Young murder trial.

Young, 37, was convicted and sent to prison for life in the 2006 beating death of his wife Michelle earlier this month.

Judge Stephens asked the State Bureau of Investigation to look into the behavior of a juror after he received information that a woman posted on Facebook that her hairdresser had inside information from a juror about how deliberations were going before the verdict was reached.

In a memo to attorneys in the case Friday, Judge Stephens said all the jurors have been interviewed along with a number of other people and no impropriety has been found. He said investigators were waiting for more computer information from social media sites before closing the investigation.

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