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Was on a jury today. Charge was discharging a firearm inside city limits... a felony. 72 year old female defendant admitted she discharged a pistol into the ground during a heated argument with a friend of her sons. Said she felt threatened. However according to the only witness the guy appeared to be walking away from her at the time. Things were not looking good for her as the young female prosecutor rested their case. However the old defense lawyer was quick to point out the police officer stated the city he worked for but no county or state. The prosecutor missed this as well. Sooo venue was not established. She immediately walked on a technicality. On the way out I jokingly told the defense lawyer I wanted his card in case I need a lawyer in the future. Nice way to spend a rainy day. Old guys sometimes have a wealth of knowledge.
 

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My Son was called in to be a potential juror last week as well. During the process he found out it was murder trial. He went thru the interview process with several dozen people and ended up being one of the 14 selected. 12 jurors and 2 alternates. He ended up being an alternate. After being there the 1st two days they announced he took a plea deal.

I found out after the trial was over and he could talk about it, the guy on trial went after the guy the killed and bludgeoned his mother.. He shot the guy and waited for the cops to show up. That would be a tough trial to be a juror on.
 

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My Son was called in to be a potential juror last week as well. During the process he found out it was murder trial. He went thru the interview process with several dozen people and ended up being one of the 14 selected. 12 jurors and 2 alternates. He ended up being an alternate. After being there the 1st two days they announced he took a plea deal.

I found out after the trial was over and he could talk about it, the guy on trial went after the guy the killed and bludgeoned his mother.. He shot the guy and waited for the cops to show up. That would be a tough trial to be a juror on.

I was on a murder trial jury down in FL & it ain't no fun & nothing like you see on the TV. It was a week long trial & I went home each day absolutely exhausted. It was a retired
Army DI who killed his girlfriends husband. We found him guilty.
 

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I was on a murder trial jury down in FL & it ain't no fun & nothing like you see on the TV. It was a week long trial & I went home each day absolutely exhausted. It was a retired
Army DI who killed his girlfriends husband. We found him guilty.
Same here In the late 1970’s. Up for murder ended up with a manslaughter conviction.
 

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Same here In the late 1970’s. Up for murder ended up with a manslaughter conviction.
There were 2 women who voted not guilty because they didn't believe in the death penalty. I told them we weren't considering the penalty as that was a separate trial. They wouldn't budge so we ended up with a 2nd degree murder charge instead of the 1st that he deserved. It was either that or a hung jury. I think mine was in the mid 80s.
 
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