The jury pool from hell
Defense attorney Leslie Ballin called it the "jury pool from hell" in a case of Tennessee trailer park violence. The case involved a woman accused of hitting her brotherís girlfriend in the face with a brick. Right after jury selection began, one man got up and left, announcing, "Iím on morphine and Iím higher than a kite." When the prosecutor asked if anyone had been convicted of a crime, a prospective juror said that he had been arrested and taken to a mental hospital after he almost shot his nephew; he said he was provoked because his nephew just would not come out from under the bed. Another would-be juror said he had had alcohol problems and was arrested for soliciting sex from an undercover officer. "I should have known something was up," he said. "She had all her teeth."
ASSOCIATED PRESS, 19 Jan 05
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