(AP) — An Oklahoma man convicted of murder for stabbing another man to death in 2018 could get a new trial.
That’s because Rogers County District Attorney Matt Ballard acknowledges that two of his former prosecutors watched jurors deliberate via a video feed into the courtroom.
Robert Kraft was convicted by a jury of first-degree murder in July 2022, and the jury recommended a life prison sentence.
But Kraft’s attorney has filed a motion for a mistrial because of the misconduct by prosecutors.
In Oklahoma, it is a felony to listen to or observe jurors deliberate in a case.
A status hearing in the case was held on Monday, but the judge has yet to rule on the mistrial motion.