Florida Juror Sends Facebook Request To Defendant

SARASOTA, Fla. (CBS TAMPA) — A Florida man gets out of jury duty by sending a Facebook friend request to a defendant being put on trial.

Jacob Jock, a Merrimack, N.H., native living in Sarasota, Fla., accessed his Facebook account with his smart phone to see if he knew anyone involved in the case. That’s when he accidentally sent a friend request to defendant Lioletta Milerman, a native of Moldova, who’s visiting.

While attorneys increasingly use Facebook to delve into candidates’ backgrounds for reasons to exclude jurors, this was a rare case in which a juror used it to exclude himself.

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune caught him at his screen printing shop, where he told a reporter that he didn’t think it was an issue because he never thought he’d be selected. But he was.

When discovered, Senior Circuit Judge Nancy Donnellan dismissed him for violating her usual order restricting contact between jurors and defendants or performing their own research.

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