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Jul 29, 2010 11:09 AM by Melissa Canone

Jurors Wagered on Murder Trial

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two jurors in the 1995 trial of a man
accused in the ambush slaying of a Baton Rouge police officer have
testified that jurors wagered on when Henri Broadway's capital
murder trial would end.
The foreman, Frank Brumley, testified Wednesday about taking
part in a betting pool, but insisted it had no impact on the jury's
Nov. 2, 1995, decision to convict Broadway of first-degree murder
and recommend he be put to death.
The 39-year-old Broadway is seeking a new trial.
In addition to the wagering claim, Broadway's attorneys contend
his trial lawyers were ineffective at both phases of the trial and
that prosecutors withheld evidence that could have proved his
innocence.
The Advocate reports state Judge Mike Erwin did not indicate
when he would rule on the betting allegation.

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