No mistrial, 11 jurors will deliberate bomb plot - The Riverdale Press
The fate of the four men accused of plotting to blow up the Riverdale Temple, the Riverdale Jewish Center and shoot down jets over Stewart Air National Guard Base in upstate New York is now in the hands of 11 jurors after an evidence mishap last week.
The judge denied a motion from the defense for a mistrial on Tuesday and ordered the 11 remaining jurors to continue deliberations.
Juror No. 1, a woman, was dismissed after she told Judge Colleen McMahon she was not sure she could disregard extraneous information she saw in her transcript binder during the third day of deliberations Oct. 8. Jurors notified the judge that they were given information not admitted into evidence. Every juror’s “telephone binder” contained one set of extraneous transcripts and Juror No. 1’s notebook contained an additional one.