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Posted at 5:52 AM, Oct 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-13 05:52:00-04

TAMPA, Fla. - A former jury candidate who disobeyed a judge's order is now facing the possibility of reporting for jury duty every other week for six months.

The Tampa Tribune reports that Hillsborough Circuit Judge William Fuente sentenced Alisia C. Carnes to six months of court-supervised probation. Carnes must report for jury duty every other Monday during her probation until she is selected for and serves on a trial.

Fuente says that if Carnes isn't selected for a case, she must keep reporting biweekly until the probation is over.

Carnes pleaded guilty earlier this month to contempt for reading about Dontae Morris, a man who had already been convicted of murder twice. Carnes was among 200 people who were candidates to serve on the jury in Morris' third homicide trial in July.