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Jurors question mixup in Atlanta Public Schools cheating trial

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 Jurors in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating trial are trying to figure out what to do about an error in the wording of the charges against one of the 12 defendants in the case.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter appeared frustrated when he read a note from the jury asking how they should deal with the error. The note came two hours after jurors began their deliberations in the case. The trial began five months ago.

The error deals with two of the five counts against Sharon Davis-Williams, a former regional director of the school district. The names of two schools got mixed up in the two counts in question.

Without the jury present, Davis-Williams' attorney Teresa Mann reminded the judge that she pointed out the prosecution's error months ago.

"This is not a scrivener's error, your honor. This is how they presented it to the grand jury," Mann said.

Baxter told the attorneys that he felt he'd been misled by prosecutors who assured him the error had been fixed. Baxter instructed jurors to strictly consider what's written in the indictment.

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