Delay Of Sentencing In Drunk Driving Killing Stems From Alleged Juror Misconduct
A judge abruptly postponed the sentencing of a man who was found guilty of drunk driving and killing a 12-year-old Long Island Boy Scout in 2018.
Thomas Murphy was intoxicated and crashed into a group of boy scouts hiking in Manorville.
Murphy’s lawyer filed court papers alleging jurors misconduct.
Four jurors signed statements indicating they had discussed the case among themselves before deliberations began.
A hearing will be held to review those allegations in September.