Henry v. State

In Henry v. State, 309 Ark. 1, 828 S.W.2d 346 (1992), a venireperson stated that she had gone to school with the defendant's daughter and that, if she were to serve on a jury that convicted the defendant, it would cause her embarrassment when she encountered the defendant's daughter. Although the potential juror stated that she felt she could act impartially and apply the law to the facts, she also said that she "would rather not" serve. The trial court excused the juror for cause, and the supreme court affirmed.