Juror makes Facebook faux pas

Juror makes Facebook faux pas

03 March 2012 By Lawyers Weekly

Most of us can recall a time when someone has provided way too much information on Facebook, but a young American juror has taken things a bit further by predicting a guilty verdict on the…

Most of us can recall a time when someone has provided way too much information on Facebook, but a young American juror has taken things a bit further by predicting a guilty verdict on the social networking site, before the trial was over.

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According to the Star Tribune, on a day off from the trial which concerned a case of resisting arrest, an unsympathetic 20-year-old juror wrote on Facebook that it was "gonna be fun to tell the defendant they're guilty".

The foolish post was discovered by the defence lawyer's son who was checking jurors' names online.

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"I would like to see her get some jail time, nothing major, a few hours or overnight," said the son. "This is the jury system. People need to know how important it is."

Unfortunately for the defendant, despite the juror being removed, he still received a felony conviction.

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