Facebook contempt ruling lands British juror in jail
Facebook contempt: A British judge sends a juror to jail for making contact with a defendant via the social media site. The Facebook contempt ruling is a first in Britain.
London — A judge has sentenced a juror to eight months in jail for contacting a defendant on Facebook during a trial.
Justice Igor Judge said Thursday that her conduct was "directly contrary to her oath as a juror."
Fraill is the first juror in Britain to be convicted of using the Internet during a trial. She burst into tears when the sentence was pronounced
Her lawyer said she was remorseful and had not meant to subvert the trial.
Seward was given a two-month suspended sentence at London's High Court.