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Be Mindful: Examining the detrimental impact of criminal trials on jurors

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico (KVIA) -- Mental health is a concern for every job, but what about citizens called to serve on a jury? Often, jurors are required to examine and live with a case for months at a time, examining difficult or traumatic material.

Information from the Judicial Branch of New Mexico explains jury service can be stressful, with some reactions happening after some time. These reactions can be physical, mental, emotional or behavioral.

Be Mindful Reporter Avery Martinez sits down with ABC-7's Leloba Seitshiro — who covered the "Baby Favi" trial in Las Cruces — watching in the courtroom as the case unfolded.

Avery Martinez covers mental health in the Borderland as part of ABC-7’s Be Mindful initiative. He is also a Report for America corps member. RFA places talented, emerging journalists in newsrooms like ABC-7’s to report on under-covered issues and communities. Report for America is an initiative of The GroundTruth Project, an award-winning nonprofit journalism organization dedicated to rebuilding journalism from the ground up.

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