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Delay Of Sentencing In Drunk Driving Killing Stems From Alleged Juror Misconduct

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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.

A native Long Islander, J.D. is WSHU's managing editor. He also hosts the climate podcast Higher Ground. J.D. reports for public radio stations across the Northeast, is a journalism educator and proud SPJ member.