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Criminal Law: Involuntary Manslaughter-Video Transcript-Batson Challenge

Where a defendant challenged a judgment entered against him following a jury verdict convicting him of second-degree involuntary manslaughter, the trial court did not err in allowing the jury to use a transcript of a dash-camera video, and the court did not abuse its discretion in allowing the jury to continue to deliberate after the jurors sent three notes expressing doubts about reaching a verdict, and the judgment is affirmed because the court appropriately ordered the jury to disregard an officer’s testimony about the defendant racing another vehicle at the time of the accident, and the defendant did not show that the jurors’ interaction with a bailiff prejudiced his right to a fair trial, and the state’s explanations for striking African American venire members was sufficiently race-neutral.

Judgment is affirmed.

State v. Bailey (MLW No. 74776/Case No. ED107394 – 16 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Page, J.) Appealed from circuit court, St. Louis County, Kerr, J. (Travis L. Noble Jr. and Brandon Pierce Rahimi for appellant) (Evan Joseph Buchheim for respondent).