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Judge dismisses juror in Peterson case

[JURIST] Judge Alfred Delucchi dismissed a juror in the Scott Peterson double-murder trial on Tuesday night over signs of misconduct. Frances Gorman, 58, was dismissed amid reports that she had conducted an independent investigation of the case. The jury, which had been deliberating since November 3, will now have to start over with an alternate juror replacing Ms. Gorman. The Modesto Bee has more. In June, juror Justin Falconer was removed after a TV camera captured him having improper discussions with Laci Peterson's brother.

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