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Attorneys meet to discuss juror misconduct in Craig Morgenstern trial

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Dr. Craig Morgenstern faces new sex charges against children. Federal indictment says he traveled to Mississippi for sex with kids. Dr. Craig Morgenstern faces new sex charges against children. Federal indictment says he traveled to Mississippi for sex with kids.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Wednesday morning defense attorneys for convicted child rapist Craig Morgenstern met with a judge and prosecutors to discuss allegations of juror misconduct. Specifically, the defense alleges that during Morgenstern's trial one juror fell asleep during testimony, one juror covered her face, and after the reading of the verdict, a third juror waved and thanked members of the prosecution team.

Wednesday's meeting was to decide how to proceed. The defense wants to subpoena those three jurors for a hearing and prosecutors were given until March 30 to respond. The defense team would then have until April 4 to respond to prosecutors.

The judge set a tentative hearing, with the three jurors in question, for April 14. He also ordered that neither side contact any of the jurors about these allegations.

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