A member of a Cape Cod jury that convicted a black trash collector of murder inWhen one thinks of a racist area of the U.S., Cape Cod probably doesn't come to mind. But as incidents like the one down in Jena illustrate, racism is still around...
2006 testified today in an unusual court hearing that her fellow jurors had made
racially insensitive remarks during the trial.
Barnstable Superior Court Judge Gary A. Nickerson has called jurors back intoThe question shouldn't be if racism played a part in his conviction. It should be if this man committed murder.
court to probe whether the remarks allegedly made during more than a week of
deliberations tainted the verdict against Christopher M. McCowen, who was
convicted of murdering fashion writer Christa Worthington at her Truro home.
McCowen was convicted in November 2006 of raping and killing Worthington, who