If after the formation of the jury, and before verdict, a juror becomes unable to
perform his or her duty, the court may discharge the juror. In that case, unless the parties agree to proceed with the other jurors: (1) An
alternate juror may replace the discharged juror and the jury instructed to start
their deliberations anew; (2) a new juror may be sworn and the trial begin anew;
or (3) the jury may be discharged and a new jury then or afterwards formed.
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