Rammell trial delayed pending new investigation

Rammell trial delayed pending new investigation
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A judge has delayed the poaching trial of former gubernatorial candidate Rex Rammell to investigate if Rammell broke another law by handing out leaflets to potential jurors in the case.

Rammell was scheduled to go on trial this week for illegally killing a cow elk in eastern Idaho last November.

The Post Register reports Rammell is now being investigated for passing out fliers entitled "The Jury's Secret Power" to potential jurors outside the Bonneville County Courthouse Thursday.

Idaho code makes it a felony for anyone who corruptly attempts to influence a juror.

Rammell calls the flier harmless and says he just wanted to inform jurors about their rights. The first sentence of the flier states jurors have a right to vote their conscience and to judge the law applied in the case.

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Information from: Post Register