BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Three members of a jury that sentenced a man to death for the killing of a Vermont supermarket worker are due back in court to answer allegations they engaged in misconduct in the 2005 federal trial of Donald Fell.
Lawyers for Fell say the jurors either misled attorneys during the jury selection process about their backgrounds or engaged in questionable conduct while serving on the jury. A hearing has been set for Thursday at U.S. District Court in Burlington.
Fell was sentenced to death in 2005 after being convicted of the 2000 killing of Theresa King, who was abducted when she arrived for work at a Rutland supermarket.
Vermont does not have a death penalty, but Fell was tried and sentenced to death under federal law.
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