David Wenner a partner at synder & Wenner in Phoenix said that any piece of information about the life of jurors can be used to determine who may be biased. Conviction can be overturned if the jurors are not truthful about their social networking connections. For example Amber Hyre a West Virginia juror who did not disclose that she was MySpace friend with the defendant that she is a police officer who is tired on criminal charges. A state appeals court throughout the conviction of the defendant and ordered a new trial after the relationship came to light. The defendant has requested to be the friend Hyre who lives in Gassaway before the trails and she also accepted it. She sent him a cheer not online because he posted a message that he was depressed. These messages are taken into trial for the case. There is more number of examples and incidents which shows the role of the social network in the judicial cases.
By: Teni Sow | Senior Editor at Tambapress.com and Regular Contributor to Presspresser.com