Drama before ill juror brings early end to Kilpatrick testimony

Lawyer James C. Thomas, left, and client Kwame Kilpatrick outside federal court.

U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds called an early end to testimony Friday after a juror fell ill.

The juror became ill after having a negative reaction to medication and Edmunds dismissed lawyers at 12:20 p.m.

The sickness made it impossible for the juror to continue Friday, the judge said.

“I know how he feels,” Kwame Kilpatrick’s lawyer JamesĀ  C. Thomas quipped.

Robert Snell
Robert Snell is the Detroit News federal courts reporter. He can be reached at rsnell@detnews.com or (313) 222-2028.