Dismissed Juror in Bob Menéndez Case Speaks

A juror dismissed from the corruption trial of Senator Bob Menéndez (D-NJ) wrote a note to Judge William Walls expressing her concerns, saying, "It's going to be a hung jury." Evelyn Arroyo-Maultsby, the former "Juror No. 8," said in an interview with CNN, "I gave him my feelings about what was going on in the jury room. I just wanted to express to him that we couldn't reach an agreement." Arroyo-Maultsby had longstanding vacation plans to the Bahamas that Judge Walls had agreed to honor and was excused Thursday afternoon as the day concluded without a verdict. She described a "tense" mood in the jury room with the vote "flip-flopping" at times. "I felt, and I felt in my heart, that he was not guilty on all charges," she said. "(Prosecutors) just didn't show me enough, and I just wish I wasn't going on vacation -- I would've been fighting in that jury room. I got very tense because I felt like they were trying to get me to change my mind. I know there's a few that feel the same way I do, and they're going to hold their own." More here.

Tiffany D. Cross