Anonymous jury approved in Jam Master Jay murder trial over fears of witness intimidation

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New York Daily News

NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors convinced a Brooklyn judge to seat an anonymous jury in the Jam Master Jay murder trial, citing fears the panel could face “improper influence or intimidation” from the two accused killers and their associates on the street. The Friday ruling by Federal Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall came after prosecutors laid out their concerns in a 19-page court filing detailing the efforts of accused killers Ronald “Tinard” Washington and Karl Jordan Jr., along with people acting on their behalf, to dissuade witnesses from appearing. “The defendants and their associates have engag…

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