Juror in Gastonia murder case cites harassment


    GASTONIA, NC (AP) — A juror in the trial of a man convicted of
    killing a University of North Carolina Charlotte student says he’s
    being harassed.

    Mark Bradley Carver was convicted earlier this week in the 2008
    death of 20-year-old Irina Yamolenko.

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    The Gaston Gazette reports that juror Warren Newsom filed a
    report with Gastonia police after his wife noticed a sign on a
    utility pole near their home that said someone other than Carver
    was responsible for the death and promising a fight for justice.

    Newsom said he also had received Facebook messages connected to
    the case.

    Police said they will investigate the reports. Threats or
    harassment of jurors is a felony.

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