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Jeremy MacGregor
In this file photo, Jeremy MacGregor listens while the guilty verdict was read aloud in Judge Jeffery Sherlock’s courtroom. MacGregor was convicted on two counts of attempted deliberate homicide of his then-wife and their nanny.

HELENA — A Helena man convicted of two counts attempted murder for shooting his wife and the couple's nanny wants a new trial because of what he says was juror misconduct.

Jeremy MacGregor's stand-in counsel says in a March 23 motion one of the jurors discussed the case, bought a newspaper with a story about the trial as was not forthright about being a victim of domestic abuse.

MacGregor, who represented himself and was to be sentenced Thursday, was convicted of shooting Jennifer MacGregor in the chest and Betsy Mart several times April 15.

The Independent Record reports prosecutors argue the article didn't contain information the juror had not already heard during the trial, and his wife was arrested for domestic abuse after MacGregor was convicted.

Prosecutors say jurors were asked if experience with domestic violence would prevent them from serving.

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