Five jurors who became friends on the social-networking site during the trial have been ordered to testify at a hearing Wednesday on Dixon's motion for a new trial.
Also, Sweeney asked them not to discuss the issue with each other or anyone else before the hearing. But WBAL-AM reports that at least three of the jurors have communicated on Facebook in the past week. They wrote with apparent sarcasm about how they "don't know" each other, and one juror used a profanity to refer to judges.
The jurors appeared to have updated their privacy settings Monday, making their Facebook pages no longer viewable by the general public.
The judge also said that some jurors might be required to testify about their responses to questions asked during jury selection. Dixon's defense attorneys pointed out that during the selection process, one juror said she did not have a criminal record despite two prior theft charges.