Had jury duty today. Even though I was assigned to a judge by noon they dismissed my whole group. And we were the only panel not used. This was the third time for me, and so far I haven't been on any juries. Today I had the potential for being a juror for a murder trial. I wouldn't mind the experience of being a juror, but I'm not sure I'd want to be one in a murder trial.
This one especially. The worse mass murderer in Polk County, the accused is being tried on five counts of murder, and setting two women on fire during a robbery in an insurance office. Both women died and one of them was almost six months pregnant. The judge who swore us in said they expected that trial to go seven to eight weeks.
I don't mind doing my civic duty but that would have been a tough trial to sit through.