Wempe Deliberations Restart after Juror Swap

Los Angeles Times
February 15, 2006,0,3251764.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california

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.


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