Three jurors were removed from the jury during the third trial.
They all came to the defense attorneys on their own accord and believed that Brian acted in self-defense.
They said that some jury members violated the judge's orders by sharing information about Brian's past trials.
In a signed statement, Atkinson said she overheard jurors talking about the fact that the case had been tried twice before and wondered what had gone wrong.
Atkinson sent an apology to Brian, saying she had not wanted to convict him, but did because she felt intimidated by the other jurors.
Said that one juror gave the jury details about the previous trials and had seen news coverage of the case.
After the jury reached its verdict, but before returning to the courtroom, one juror told Lee that she knew Brian's girlfriend, but another juror told the woman to tell anyone.
Lee told defense investigator Pam Rogers that his statements were true, but that he didn't want to sign a declaration because he feard to sheriff's department or raid deputies would retaliate against him. He said he was "sick to my stomach" about the situation, but said he had to consider his wife and three children.
Monte Hester signed an affidavit that on December 23, 2002, Lee told him he still didn't want to sign a statement, but would talk about the issues if asked. He indicated that he did not wish to vote guilty and did not do so based on deliberation, but that he just wanted to go home (the verdict was announced just nine days before Christmas).
In a signed statement, he said that he told the judicial assistant, Pamely Frank, that someone outside the courthouse had approached him and said, "I can get you and your family. You better do the right thing. I can blackmail you. I can." He told everyone in the jury room what had happened and told Frank, but he never heard anything back from Frank or the judge.