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Judge in Colorado theater shooting trial dismisses 2 jurors

By The Associated Press

This article was published June 9, 2015 at 2:07 p.m.

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Two jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial have been dismissed amid concern that they violated orders not to talk about news reports about the case.

One of the two dismissed Tuesday by Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. was a woman who says her husband called her and told her about a tweet about the case from the district attorney.

The judge is still deciding what to do about a third juror who might have heard discussion about news reports on the case.

The issue came to light Tuesday when a fourth juror told Samour that she heard a juror talking about the trial on two previous occasions.

A total of 24 jurors and alternates were seated in the case. None of them will know if they'll be among the 12 to decide the case until deliberations are about to begin.

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