Juror Asks To Be Removed From R. Kelly Trial

Two jurors are having issues at R. Kelly’s child pornography trial.

One sent a note to the judge after three hours of deliberations Friday that reads: “How can I be removed and go home? I really need to.”

Judge Vincent Gaughan (GAWN) called attorneys into the courtroom, told them about the note but adjourned before dealing with the matter. The jury had stopped deliberating for lunch.

Earlier in the morning, the judge called attorneys in to discuss another juror, who became frustrated by slow service during dinner the night before and started banging a bottle on the table and cursing. That juror was allowed to remain on the panel after other jurors indicated they could continue working with him.

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