Court upholds dismissal of ‘inattentive’ juror during 2015 rape trial; rejects request for retrial

Court upholds dismissal of ‘inattentive’ juror during 2015 rape trial; rejects request for retrial

LINCOLN — A trial judge described the juror as inattentive, with the “attention span of a third-grader.”

On Friday, the Nebraska Supreme Court upheld the dismissal of the juror and rejected a request for a new trial by a man convicted of rape.

Jeffrey Huff, who ultimately was sentenced to 12 to 20 years in prison, had challenged his guilty verdict, saying that Lancaster County District Judge Robert Otte had made a mistake by discharging a juror, identified only as “M.F.” Read More