Juror in Grand Junction murder trial found in contempt of court

April 30, 2015

A juror accused of lying about her experience with domestic violence, triggering a retrial in a murder case in Grand Junction, has been found guilty of contempt of court.

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports a judge ruled Wednesday that Marilyn Charlesworth "willfully failed" to accurately answer a questionnaire before jury service in Michael Blagg's 2004 murder trial. She is scheduled to be sentenced June 26.