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Concerns over juror's hearing issues in Sievers trial

Posted: 8:03 AM, Dec 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-04 08:03:55-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- There were concerns Tuesday that one of the jurors in the Mark Sievers case may be having some trouble paying attention.

We've already had an issue in this trial with a juror appearing to be nodding off during parts of the proceedings. This time, it was an issue with the same juror and his ability to hear.

“I have to ask you a question, because I've noticed a few times you've had to adjust your hearing aid and I can hear it reverberating occasionally,” said Judge Bruce Kyle. “I just want to make sure that you've been able to hear everything that's been discussed during the trial.”

“Yes sir, I can hear,” said the juror. “Sometimes it's not as clear as I would like, but I'm getting everything.”

Judge Kyle was satisfied with the juror's answer, as was the state and the defense. Court resumed without any additional issues on the matter.

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