WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - Attorneys say a jury foreman posted about the trial on Facebook before the panel deadlocked in the case of a Pennsylvania woman accused of trying to kill herself and her two young children by piping vehicle exhaust into her car.
That man, 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 says the posts would have resulted in mistrial had not the jury led by Nemetz deadlocked Friday. Nine jurors wanted to convict 33-year-old Melissa Ann Scholl, but three jurors - including Nemetz - wanted to acquit her in the alleged December 2015 murder-suicide try.
Prosecutors aren't sure if they'll re-try Scholl.