Juror in Elizabeth Holmes' fraud trial excused for Buddhist beliefs

October 7, 2021

A Buddhist juror was booted from the fraud trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes after she expressed growing anxiety about the potential punishment the one-time Silicon Valley superstar would face should she find her guilty.

Citing religious reasons, juror no. 4 requested she be dismissed from the California courtroom, telling U.S. District Judge Edward Davila that she practices Buddhism “for compassion ... for loving and forgiveness.”

“I keep thinking about this every day,” she continued, tearing up from behind her mask.

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