Georgia parents charged in threat against murder trial juror

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Police say parents of two Georgia men facing trial for murder have been arrested in connection with threats against a juror, which prompted a mistrial the first time the case was tried.

Savannah police charged 43-year-old Roderick Parrish Sr. with intimidating a juror Friday. And 48-year-old Ann Parrish was charged with being a party to juror intimidation. It was not immediately known if they had attorneys.

A police news release says Parrish Sr. is the father of Jordan Campbell and Roderick Parrish Jr., who are among three men charged with killing Savannah State University student Rebecca Foley in 2013. Police say Ann Parrish is Campbell’s mother.

The judge declared a mistrial Oct. 26 after a juror said two people in a vehicle threatened her. Selection of a new jury began Monday.

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