WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Attorneys say a jury foreman posted on Facebook about the trial he was on before the panel deadlocked in the case of a Pennsylvania woman accused of trying to kill herself and her two young children with vehicle exhaust.
Mark Nemetz told reporters Monday that he did post about being on jury duty – using the name Mark Carsetz on Facebook – but not about the specific trial.
But Luzerne County prosecutors and defense attorney Larry Kansky say the posts would have resulted in a mistrial had the jury not deadlocked Friday. Nine jurors wanted to convict 33-year-old Melissa Ann Scholl, but three jurors – including Nemetz – wanted to acquit her in what prosecutors called a murder-suicide attempt in December 2015.
Prosecutors aren’t sure if they’ll retry Scholl.