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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Juror replaced in trial of Oklahoma police captain

  • OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A judge has removed a juror from the panel that is deliberating a verdict in the trial of an Oklahoma police captain charged with manslaughter in a teen's shooting death.
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    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A judge has removed a juror from the panel that is deliberating a verdict in the trial of an Oklahoma police captain charged with manslaughter in a teen's shooting death.
     
    District Judge Donald Deason removed the female juror and replaced her with the female alternate in the case of Del City police Capt. Randy Harrison. Deason took the action after the jury foreperson reported one juror was refusing to vote or participate in the deliberation process.
     
    The forewoman says the jury's most recent vote was 10-1 with one abstention. She says the abstaining juror was removed. She did not say what verdict the jury favored.
     
    Prosecutors say Harrison "crossed the line" when he shot Dane Scott Jr. in 2012. Defense attorneys say the police officer believed Scott had a gun.
     
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