This is the second time that I have seen a death row conviction overturned because of a juror's improper use of the Internet. The first case, Dimas-Martinez v. Arkansas, involved a juror who could not stop tweeting about the trial. The juror's conduct in this latest case from Pennsylvania seems far more problematic. Here, the juror researched the defendant online and discovered his past criminal convictions. The juror then discussed this information with other jurors.
Allentown WFMZ: Juror's misconduct leads to new trial for convicted killer