Sheldon Jeter Jr. Scheduled to Be Sentenced Today, Defense Will Ask For Mistrial Due to Juror Misconduct

(Beaver, Pa.) Sheldon Jeter Jr is scheduled to be sentenced in Beaver County Court today. Jeter was convicted by a jury of the murder of his life long friend and room mate Tyric Pugh in May of 2020.
According to reports the defense is expected to ask for a mistrial today over what they are calling two acts of misconduct by a juror.
The alleged misconduct is that juror number three never revealed that she lived next door to Rachel DelTondo. DelTondo was murdered in front of her parents house on Mother’s Day in 2018, and Jeter was a person of interest in that case.
The defense also alleges that the juror violated the judges instructions and discussed the case with her father after the judge repeatedly told jurors not to discuss the case even with family members.