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§15A‑1240.  Impeachment of the verdict.

(a)        Upon an inquiryinto the validity of a verdict, no evidence may be received to show the effectof any statement, conduct, event, or condition upon the mind of a juror orconcerning the mental  processes by which the verdict was determined.

(b)        The limitations insubsection (a) do not bar evidence concerning whether the verdict was reachedby lot.

(c)        After the jury hasdispersed, the testimony of a juror may be received to impeach the verdict ofthe jury on which he served, subject to the limitations in subsection (a), onlywhen it concerns:

(1)        Matters not inevidence which came to the attention of one or more jurors under circumstanceswhich would violate the defendant's constitutional right to confront the witnessesagainst him; or

(2)        Bribery,intimidation, or attempted bribery or intimidation of a juror. (1977,c. 711, s. 1.)