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Well that's one way to get out of jury duty...

July 15, 2016 - 2:22 PM

KAMLOOPS - Have you ever wondered what it takes to get out of jury duty?

A juror in a Kamloops trial who was already sequestered to make a decision, was excused because his fellow jurors complained he was too loud.

The jury approached the sheriff today, July 15, saying they had an issue to address with Kamloops Supreme Court Judge Dev Dley. 

"A juror has been told he's being too loud and he's removed himself from the room," Dley told the court. 

Both Crown and defence agreed to continue without the loud juror before Dley excused him with a reminder that everything said during deliberations is confidential. 

Dley called the situation "unusual" and the lawyers agreed. 

Defence lawyer Sheldon Tate said in his 30 years of practicing, this is the first he has heard of something like this. 

Deliberations are expected to resume for the trial of Taylor James Matchett, who's facing one charge of sexual assault with a weapon. 

- More information was added to this story at 10:50 a.m. July 16

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