Oregon Statutes - Chapter 136 - Criminal Trials - Section 136.280 - Substitution of alternate for juror dying or becoming disabled; dismissal.

If, before the final submission of the case, any juror dies or is unable to perform the duty because of illness or other cause which the court deems sufficient, the juror shall be dismissed from the case. Except as provided by ORS 163.150, the court shall cause to be drawn the name of an alternate juror, who shall then become a member of the jury as though the alternate juror had been selected as one of the original jurors. Except as provided in ORS 136.773 (5), any alternate juror not selected to become a member of the jury shall be dismissed from the case upon its final submission to the jury. [Amended by 1991 c.725 §3; 2005 c.463 §§18,19; 2007 c.16 §8]

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