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Prospective juror faces arrest after no-show at trial in LSU basketball star's murder

1 year 5 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, April 07 2022 Apr 7, 2022 April 07, 2022 7:41 PM April 07, 2022 in News
Source: WBRZ

UPDATE: Court records show Judge William Jorden recalled the warrant days later, and the man is no longer wanted by law enforcement for failing to appear at court.

Read the original story below.


BATON ROUGE - One of the potential jurors involved in the trial of LSU basketball player Wayde Sims' accused murderer has a warrant out for his arrest after he failed to appear at court Wednesday.

A jury was seated Wednesday in the trial of Dyteon Simpson, who's charged with killing Sims during a street fight back in 2018. However, court documents obtained by WBRZ Thursday show one of the people selected for the jury pool has a warrant for his arrest after he did not show up at the 19th Judicial District Court.

The court order said law enforcement was tasked with taking the man into custody and delivering him to Judge William Jorden. 

The man ultimately was not selected to serve on the jury, and the trial proceeded with opening statements Thursday as planned.

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