Detroit-area juror faces contempt hearing after predicting a guilty verdict on FacebookBy AP
Monday, August 30, 2010
Facebook post gets Detroit-area juror in hot water
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. — A juror has been removed from a Detroit-area trial after writing on Facebook that the defendant was guilty. The problem? The trial wasn’t over.
Hadley Jons of Warren could be found in contempt when she returns to court Thursday in suburban Detroit.
Twenty-year-old Jons was a juror in a case of resisting arrest. On Aug. 11, a day off from the trial and before the prosecution had finished its case, Jons wrote on Facebook that it was “gonna be fun to tell the defendant they’re guilty.”
The post was discovered by the defense lawyer’s son.
The circuit judge confronted Jons the next day and replaced her with an alternate.
Defense lawyer Saleema Sheikh tells The Macomb Daily she would like to see Jons get some jail time for her indiscretion.