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Rule 606. ?Juror?s Competency as aWitness.

 

(a)      At the Trial. A jurormay not testify as a witness before the other jurors at the trial. If a juroris called to testify, the court must give a party an opportunity to objectoutside the jury?s presence.

 

(b)      During an Inquiry into the Validity of a Verdict or Indictment.

(b)(1)   Prohibited Testimony or Other Evidence. During an inquiryinto the validity of a verdict or indictment, a juror may not testify about anystatement made or incident that occurred during the jury?s deliberations; theeffect of anything on that juror?s or another juror?s vote; or any juror?smental processes concerning the verdict or indictment. The court may notreceive a juror?s affidavit or evidence of a juror?s statement on thesematters.

 

(b)(2)   Exceptions. A juror may testifyabout whether:

(b)(2)(A)   extraneous prejudicial information was improperly brought tothe jury?s attention; or

 

(b)(2)(B)   an outside influence was improperly brought to bear on anyjuror.

 

 

2011 Advisory Committee Note. ?The language of this rule has been amended as part of therestyling of the Evidence Rules to make them more easily understood and to makestyle and terminology consistent throughout the rules. These changes are intendedto be stylistic only. There is no intent to change any result in any ruling onevidence admissibility.

 

Original Advisory Committee Note.? This rule is the federal rule, verbatim, and comports with Rules41 and 44, Utah Rules of Evidence (1971), and Utah case law, State v. Gee, 28Utah 2d 96, 498 P.2d 662 (1972).