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Juror takes long lunch break

A second juror candidate found himself on the inside of the PitkinCounty Jail briefly, after he failed to return to local courtafter lunch Monday.Michael Moore, 34, of Aspen, was called for jury duty in 9th JudicialDistrict Court Monday morning, and according to court officials,he appeared in the morning but did not come back after lunch,when jury selection was scheduled to continue. Judge J.E. DeVilbissordered a bench warrant for his arrest.Aspen Police Officer Dan Glidden placed Moore under arrest athis home, for failing to appear, just after 6 a.m. Tuesday. Moorewas then booked into jail; he bonded out shortly thereafter ona $1,000 bond. Pitkin County resident John Olson met with a similar fate Monday,after he made an inappropriate comment during the proceedings.He reportedly said, “We have got to give this poor lady something,”in reference to plaintiff Mary Holbrook. Olson was not formallycharged with a crime, but he was taken to the Pitkin County Jailfor a short visit.In the civil suit, Holbrook is suing State Farm Insurance forthe wrongful death of her husband, Harold. Mr. Holbrook was struckby a vehicle and killed as he attempted to walk across Highway82 in August 1995 near El Jebel. The trial is expected to continuethrough Wednesday of next week.


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