Jurors in R. Kelly trial dismissed for the day after one is replaced; defense argument to resume Tuesday

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Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — One of the jurors in the federal criminal trial against R. Kelly and two former associates reported she was having a panic attack in the middle of closing arguments Monday and has been excused from the panel. The juror, a white woman who works for a public library, told courtroom personnel during a break that she “doesn’t think she can go on one minute more” and that waiting overnight would not help, U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber said. After a brief discussion, the woman was replaced by an alternate juror, a white man who appeared to be in his 60s. The development came after …

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