Our reporter Doug Donovan is sending updates from the coutroom today, as opening statements are set to begin in the corruption trial of Mayor Sheila Dixon.
A juror collapsed while standing before the judge during a conference with Judge Sweeney and the attorneys. Sweeney darted around the bench to grab a chair as a bailiff picked the African-American man up and helped sit him down. It's unclear why the lawyers were having a conference about the juror, who is one of the alternates.
The packed courtroom gasped when the juror collapsed. Court is now in recess while waiting for medical care for the juror.