Worthington Jurors Return for Questioning

A judge on Cape Cod today continues probing whether jurors made racially-charged remarks that may have influenced the jury's decision in a high-profile murder trial.

Fourteen months ago, these jurors convicted trash collector Christopher McCowen in the murder of fashion writer Christa Worthington. McCowen is now serving a life sentence.

But soon after the conviction, three jurors came forward to say their fellow jurors had made racially-charged remarks during deliberations.

The proceedings are considered highly unusual, because the judge is questioning jurors in open court about their deliberations.

WBUR's Bianca Vazquez Toness is on the Cape and talks with Bob Oakes about the proceedings.

This program aired on January 11, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.


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