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Worthington Jurors Back in Court

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The Christa Worthington murder case is back in Barnstable Superior Court today. Judge Gary Nickerson will question jurors about alleged racism during their deliberations 14 months ago.

Back then, Christopher McCowen was convicted of rape and first degree murder. He's now serving a life sentence. But that could change with today's public hearing.

After McCowen's trial, three jurors told his defense attorney that others on the panel made racist remarks during deliberations.

David Frank joins WBUR's Bob Oakes to talk about the case. He's a former prosecutor who now reports for Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

This program aired on January 10, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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