Reporter's Courtroom Photo Leads to Mistrial in Murder Case

April 12, 2012 Updated Apr 12, 2012 at 2:39 PM EDT

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Reporter's Courtroom Photo Leads to Mistrial in Murder Case

April 12, 2012 Updated Apr 12, 2012 at 2:39 PM EDT

According to the Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, a mistrial was declared in a Kansas murder trial Wednesday after a reporter covering the proceedings posted a photo to twitter that reportedly showed members of the jury.

Kansas Supreme Court rules maintain that close-up photos that identify individual jurors are prohibited, according to the Capital-Journal story.

Read the Capital-Journal story HERE.