NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A federal judge in Nashville has dismissed the foreman of a drug conspiracy trial jury after complaints of bullying in the jury room.
According to The Tennessean, U.S. District Court Judge Aleta Trauger asked that the juror's name not be released.
The trial of Travis Gentry, Frank Randolph and Patrick Smith was in its fourth week on Thursday and the case had gone to the jury.
Trauger said she received four notes from jurors and one from the foreman. She told attorneys she made the change because of the tone of the notes and because on juror left the jury room in tears.
Trauger replaced the foreman with an alternate juror and told the jury to begin deliberations anew.
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