Bateson said that would be terrific and then they said goodbye. It sounded to our client Ms. Schumann as if Ramsfield then left the restroom.Based on the above facts, there was improper contact between a juror and witness in the case of v Meilin Schumann, Appellant and Defendant. The interaction construed misconduct of the juror and thus creating presumption of prejudice (Hall, Grossman & Ely 2005). Moreover, the content of the conversation was of such a nature that the appellant Ms. Schumann believed it to be potentially influential on the juror’s assessment of the investigator’s testimony. As the appellant’s defense attorney, I moved for a retrial but the court failed to rule on my motion and called for briefs from the defense and the prosecution regarding the issue. Schumann is therefore appealing for a retrial because of improper communication between the prosecution witness and the juror.It is likely that Ms. Schumann will be granted a retrial motion in the appeal case on charges of second-degree murder of her husband Edward Schumann. In examining the claims of juror misconduct, the court questioned the tainted juror about the existence of such interaction with Trina Bateson. The juror admitted in affirmative, adding that the conversation thereon lasted for barely a minute. On the other hand, Bateson was also questioned over the same issue for which he concurred with Ms. Schumann’s version of the story.Considering the case presented before us, both witness and juror admitted the existence of the claimed interaction. What the court therefore endeavor to. Appeal for Retrial in State v. Meilin Schumann.
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