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In limbo, Huguely jury must avoid distractions

Elaine Pollack says she can sympathize with jurors in the George Huguely V murder trial — she and the 11 others who deliberated the fate of Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon in 2009 also labored under the glare of intense media attention.

In the Dixon case, jurors weighed criminal charges against a sitting mayor and complicated testimony during deliberations fractured by a four-day break for Thanksgiving. Instructed not to talk to others about the case, Pollack didn't inform her mother about the jury she was sitting on.

Still, Pollack said being a juror in the Huguely case must be far more daunting, not only because of the weighty murder charges but also because it's a small-town...