Mistrial for Texas DPS trooper in steroids case

November 5, 2010 7:48:29 AM PDT
A mistrial has been declared for a former Texas trooper accused of selling steroids after a juror decided he was guilty before hearing evidence. Judge Rex Emerson on Thursday declared a mistrial in the case of Jeff Jerman, then set a Feb. 1 date for his next trial in Kerrville. The unidentified juror indicated to Emerson that she believes Jerman is guilty.

Jerman, who's charged with manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance, declined comment.

Prosecutor Amos Barton says no alternates were chosen when the 12-member jury was seated Wednesday because the trial was expected to last only two days.

Jerman is accused of selling steroids to an undercover Kerrville police officer in September 2009. The Department of Public Safety fired him three months later.


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