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Resource ID: #21034
Subject: Courts
Source: Daily News-Miner (Fairbanks
Date: March 2, 2003



An investigative reporting class in Alaska was working on a project about the 1997 murder of John Hartman. Students were interviewing jurors from the case when one juror mentioned an experiment they had run during the trial. The jury left the courtroom without authorization to conduct a street experiment intended to test the credibility of the state's key witness. The class's report resulted in new trials for the two men convicted.

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