Tweets prompt death row retrial

BBC News

A juror’s tweets have caused the murder conviction of a death row inmate to be overturned by a court in the US.

Arkansas Supreme Court judges said it was inappropriate for a juror to have posted his musings online.

They have asked a panel to consider whether jurors’ access to mobile phones should be limited during trials.

The review coincides with a warning from England and Wales’s Lord Chief Justice that the internet threatens the integrity of trials.

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