State v. Horton

In State v. Horton, a jury deliberated to a partial verdict, but, before a complete verdict could be reached , a juror was excused for a preplanned vacation. Over a defense objection, the trial court brought in a substitute juror and ordered the deliberations to begin anew. The NJ Supreme Court held that this was error. The trial court was required to take the partial verdict with the original juror.

State-v.-Horton