State v. Mercer

In State v. Mercer, 208 Conn. 52, 62, 544 A.2d 611 (1988), the Court described the voir dire of the jurors as follows: "Several volunteered that they believed that the issue was wholly irrelevant to the question of the defendant's guilt. One juror expressed sympathy toward the defendant. . . . The remaining jurors stated that the defendant's condition would not affect their judgment and that they were not concerned for their own health. The record thus discloses no evidence that the jurors who sat on the defendant's case were prejudiced by the knowledge that he supposedly suffered from AIDS." State v. Mercer, supra, 208 Conn. 62.