A juror in the Australian “Tinder murder trial” of 30-year-old man Gable Tostee almost caused a retrial hours before the verdict was read because she was regularly posting to Instagram.
Tostee was found not guilty of murder and manslaughter charges.
Identifying herself as a jury member and commenting on the trial to well over 2,000 followers, the woman (who can’t be identified) caused a delay in the trial’s deliberations, while defence lawyer Saul Holt QC argued the jury be broken up and the very lengthy trial rendered invalid.
And all because the woman was particularly found of taking coffee cup portraits. Read more…