UPDATED February 1, 2013 3:50 PM
A Culpeper judge has turned down the request to declare a mistrial in the manslaughter conviction of a former police officer.
Jurors convicted Daniel Harmon-Wright of voluntary manslaughter on Tuesday.
After the conviction it was revealed that some of the jurors had used a dictionary during deliberations, which was against the rules.
Harmon-Wright's lawyers asked the judge to declare a mistrial, which the judge declined on Friday/
The jury is recommending that Harmon-Wright get sentenced to three years in prison.