CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A juror in the Raymond Hoak voluntary manslaughter trial in November testified Monday in a hearing that she was the juror who had a note with penalties for possible verdicts written on it.
Jurors are not supposed to have penalties for possible verdicts, and Hoak's attorney Paul Taylor is asking Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Thomas W. Steptoe Jr. for a new trial for Hoak because of the discovery of the note.
Mary Mauck testified that the note was "for me only" and was not shared with other jurors.
Other jurors said they remembered conversations about sentences when they were deliberating on a verdict for Hoak.
Norma Dale, another juror in the Hoak trial, testified Monday that the conversations about sentences were not substantial.
"There was certainly no in-depth discussions about sentencings," Dale testified.
Because Taylor could not find a 12th juror to question about the note, Steptoe agreed to continue the hearing to allow Taylor more time to find the juror.