A news outlet in Nashville is reporting that a juror allegedly friended and communicated with a criminal defendant during trial. Unfortunately for the defendant, being a Facebook Friend with the juror did not prevent the jury from finding him guilty of aggravated robbery. At present, the juror's actions are under investigation.
This is not the first time that a juror has been accused of using social media to contact parties in a case to include the defendant. In Britain, a juror was sentenced to 8 months in jail for this type of misconduct.