Guilty – Part 2


The story on Yahoo News has this

The jury deliberated for just 37 minutes before finding Scott Roeder, 51, of Kansas City, Mo., guilty of premeditated, first-degree murder for putting a gun to the forehead of Dr. George Tiller on May 31 and pulling the trigger.

I have been on two juries, one criminal, the other civil.  Based on my experience: The 37 minutes must mean that the jury was unanimous and only needed to be polled once.  The first fifteen to twenty minutes in the jury room is taken up with administrative overhead and miscellaneous BS.  And once they reach a decision and send a note to the judge via the bailiff another 3 – 5 minutes have elapsed.

Just in case you were wondering.

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