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Appellant appealed from a circuit court order reflecting his convictions for capital murder and aggravated robbery and his sentence to life imprisonment without parole. Appellant's sole assertion on appeal was that the circuit court erred in refusing to hear testimony from a juror in support of his motion for new trial based on Ark. R. Evid. 606(b). The Supreme Court affirmed Appellant's convictions and sentence, holding that the circuit court did not abuse its discretion in prohibiting the testimony and denying Appellant's motion for new trial, as Rule 606(b) states plainly that a juror may not testify as to the effect of anything upon his mind as influencing him to assent to the verdict.