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Second Juror Replaced in Venegas Retrial

Another juror was replaced by an alternate in the retrial of a man accused of burning a gas station clerk alive.

Posted: Jan 8, 2019 6:21 PM

Another juror has been let go and replaced by an alternate in the retrial of a man accused of burning a Burney gas station clerk alive in 2016.

The juror was sent home after it was discovered that they had discussed the case with someone outside the court.

The same thing happened when this case was first tried in October of last year.

That trial ended in a hung jury and a mistrial.

Last week, another juror was dismissed due to a prior scheduling conflict.

Shasta County District Attorney Stephanie Bridgett says this is not unheard of.

She says it’s why they have alternate jurors in the first place.

But everytime an alternate is subbed in, the jury has to begin the deliberation process all over again.

So it could be even longer before they decide on a verdict.

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