Judge rules Hubbard juror misconduct claim failed to show prejudice
Lee County Circuit Judge Jacob Walker on Tuesday ruled that claims of juror misconduct by former House Speaker Mike Hubbard failed to show that the jury was prejudiced against Hubbard.
After Hubbard was convicted in June, his lawyers filed an affidavit from a juror who claimed to have heard comments from other jurors during the trial showing a bias against Hubbard.
Hubbard's lawyers called for an investigation by the Lee County Sheriff's Department into the allegations and included the juror misconduct claims in a request to Walker for a new trial.
Walker denied the request for a new trial... read more