Where a defendant in a murder and arson trial challenged the trial court’s replacement of a juror with an alternate juror who had been sent home before deliberations began, the judgment is reversed and remanded because once the jury began deliberations, the court may not make such substitutions
Judgment is reversed and remanded.
State v. Amick (MLW No. 67945/Case No. SC94324 – 6 pages) (Supreme Court of Missouri, Teitelman, J.; all concur) Appealed from circuit court, Oregon County, Price, J. (Samuel E. Buffaloe, Columbia, for appellant) (Gregory L. Barnes, Jefferson City, for respondent).