A juror in the Todd McNair trial was dismissed today because she is not conversant in English. Why this was not established before she was selected to the juror is another matter.
But it means an alternate juror was placed on the jury. And the jury must now start over from scratch. That means the mistrial is off the table . . . for now.
The judge said he was leaning toward declaring a mistrial until the juror was replaced. The jury was deadlocked 8-4 and you must have nine votes for a verdict in a California civil case.