Tweeting Juror Not Punished
The juror accused of derailing a West Palm Beach trial because he tweeted during the proceedings will not be punished.
The judge says she was disappointed in college student Sebastian Garrido, who at one point tweeted before the trial started that he wished he wasn't a US citizen so he wouldn't have to serve.
He explained to a judge he never specifically tweeted about the trial and never sent a tweet from the courtroom itself.
He did admit to tweeting in the back during breaks.
The judge says her jury instructions were pretty specific - don't talk about jury duty and don't talk about the case in person or on social media.
Garrido says he didn't fully understand that order.
Garrido gave the judge two thumbs up when he was dismissed from court.
He could have been charged with contempt which carries up to 60 days in jail.
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