I was released yesterday from the jury pool. We went all day and the 30 or so of us who never got called to interview felt lucky to make it out. After being released, I looked up the guy who was on trial and I'm sure glad I didn't get chosen. It looks like it will be a very difficult trial to decide. It was a murder trial, but there is a big twist to it. The medical examiner who did the autopsy has been doing a bad job for the past 5 years and is now under investigation herself. She was recently fired and now all of the cases she has testified on for the last 5 years are being looked at again. We were all told that the medical evidence may not be admitted and it may just be based on witness only. Well, how do you have witness testimony when one of the witnesses is dead?
Here's a whole bunch of newspaper stories on the case and troubles that go along with it. I'm very interested to find out what happens with this one. I'll be very interested to see if they are able to find the guy guilty.
Everyone was saying how familiar the guy looked. He looked like Don Rickles to me.
I really had an interesting two days. Studying human behavior and hearing all of the stories people told was fascinating for me. It was a nice change of pace getting to just sit and listen and not having to worry about making sure people were doing what they were supposed to do.
My kids were happy to have me back today. I'm glad for the experience, but glad to go back to my routine. I'm also looking forward to the weekend and getting to quilt again. The stress of the day yesterday gave me a really bad migraine that lasted through most of today.