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Lawyer: Juror with 'extreme bias' served in death penalty case

Feb 20, 2019 - The Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio)

Attorneys for a Cincinnati man now on death row for killing his young daughter told the Ohio Supreme Court Tuesday that he was convicted by a jury that had been contaminated by racial bias.

A key issue is an answer one juror gave on a sworn questionnaire before jury selection began in the 2016 trial of Glen Bates, who is black. Question 72 asked jurors to indicate if they believed some racial or ethnic groups are more violent than others.

The juror, a white woman, checked "Strongly A...