(Beaver, Pa.) Sheldon Jeter Jr. was sentenced Wednesday morning to life in prison without parole for killing a childhood friend and roommate Tyric Pugh. Jeter was convicted of the May 2020 killing of Pugh. Earlier in the day a judge denied Shelton Jeter Jr’s lawyers motion for a mistrial. Jeter was convicted by a jury for the May 2020 murder of his lifelong friend and roommate Tyric Pugh.
The defense asked for a mistrial 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 alleged that the juror violated the judge’s instructions and discussed the case with her father after the judge repeatedly told jurors not to discuss the case even with family members.