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Re: Trial By Jury

Post by Ali on Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:41 am

Sundaze wrote:I dont think I would want to be on jury service.
I watched a programme the other night where it was 11-1 guilty, and the one woman who thought innocent said she got loads of abuse off the others jurers because she wouldnt change her mind!

Sounds like some threads on forums whistle
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Re: Trial By Jury

Post by Snookerballs on Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:01 pm

I saw a report the other day on the Philpott Trial,
The Jury delivered a 10-2 guilty verdict on Mairead , so it was not a unanimous verdict on her guilt.
The Judge accepted the Majority Verdict.

http://www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk/Jury-return-Easter-decide-verdicts-Philpott-trial/story-18542150-detail/story.html#axzz2Q9SgrFw6
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Re: Trial By Jury

Post by Mama kaz on Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:00 am

My sister did jury duty and called innocent... The guy got off on the Scottish not proven verdict... She hated it but the case just wasn't strong enough to say no reasonable doubt, must be hard to watch someone you think is guilty in your heart walk away because the prosecution's case just isn't stong enough
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Re: Trial By Jury

Post by Snookerballs on Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:56 am

Syl wrote:I did jury duty a couple of years ago...it was mainly hanging around. Then on the last day I got sent to the main Crown court in Manchester where a big trial was about to take place. i was picked for the jury but the judge decided to release us because we had all done our 2 weeks and he didn't think it was fair to make us go back for at least another 2.

Some of the people on the juries seemed a bit stupid tbh......scary that peoples fate can be decided by any Tom Dick or Harry.

This jury was particularly thick...and it only came to light because it was a well publicised case....I bet there are thousands like them.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21516473

It was probably more down to "Legaleese Terms" rather than the Jury being thick !
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