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Witnesses Say Juror is not a Racist

Five witnesses testified that the juror accused of making racist comments is not a racist.

Fay Haakinson, a juror in the case that convicted Harry J. Evans of killing a police sergeant, was accused of making racist comments at a bar. These allegations are being used as grounds for a new trial or acquittal, reported the Star Tribune.

The Pioneer Press reported that five of Haakinson's minority acquaintances and coworkers testified that they have never known her to be racist.

The Pioneer Press story was a little easier to read. The Star Tribune story seemed to assume that the reader already knew the background of the case, which left me a bit confused.