22 February 2007

Jury Reasoning

From Relentless Pursuit, written by D.C. prosecutor Kevin Flynn:

I never approach jurors after a trial is over - I'd rather go on in blissful ignorance, believing every verdict is based solely on the merits of the prosecution's case - but once I was cornered in the courthouse corridor by a group looking to unburden themselves of anecdotes about the experience. One said, "You know what really convinced all of us he was guilty?"

"What," I said, holding my breath.

"The fact he never said that he was innocent."

Well, I thought, he did say he was ten miles away from the scene of the shooting at when it happened; maybe he thought that was enough.

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