Monday, July 19, 2010

Jury Duty

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.


*yadkny* said...

I completely agree with you... It would have been tough to sit through that jury if it were me too. I too have had the pleasure of being called on to possibly be selected for a jury 3 times and none have resulted in me actually sitting on a jury.

Sherry said...

My older sister gets called for jury duty all of the time. She's been on the grand jury,petit/trial jury and the Federal jury. She got something in the mail this month about jury duty again.

Tory Richards said...

Three strikes and we're out! I bet next time we'll end up on a jury:)

Tory Richards said...

Goodness, Sherry, who's mad at her? LOL