Juror Nods Off During Ohio Murder Trial

CANTON, Ohio (AP) - A drowsy juror halted court proceedings after nodding off during a capital murder trial in northeast Ohio.

Stark County Common Please Judge Charles Brown called a 15-minute recess on Wednesday after it took several attempts to revive the man, whose name was not released.

He was replaced by an alternate juror who had been listening to testimony during the six-day trial.

Twenty-four-year-old Jay Biggs, of Clinton, has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder and rape in the death of his four-month-old daughter, Jaydee. He could face the death penalty if convicted.

The sleepy juror was given a certificate for his service and dismissed.

The remaining jury is expected to begin deliberations on Thursday.