Jury is still out
What I Wore to Work Today: April 21, 2015
Shirt: Ann Taylor
Skirt: Ann Taylor
One of my online shopping expeditions this year was close to the free shipping amount. I found this top in the clearance section – I could buy it and get free shipping, or not buy it and pay the same total cost. So I bought it and have worn it twice. The jury is still out.
I was on a jury once a couple autumns ago. The trial was going to be for six weeks with charges including felony murder, which is when you’re committing a felony and somebody dies and you can be charged for the death. For example, you are participating in armed robbery and kidnapping and some stuff goes down and people end up dead. Even if you didn’t fire the weapon that killed somebody, your felonies surrounding the death support a felony murder charge.
On the first day of the trial, after a few days of jury selection, 16 of us sat in the jury recess room. After waiting for an extra hour, we filed into the jury box. The judge thanked us for our service, said the state and the defendant had agreed to a plea, and we were dismissed. We filed back to the jury room, where the lead attorneys for each side came back to give us more information about the case that wasn’t going to trial after all. The defense was going to argue that their client was there to buy the drugs fair and square and was unaware that his associates were planning a robbery. The prosecution was going to argue that obviously he wasn’t planning to pay based on the little cash and lots of weapons he brought with him and other factors. Most witnesses were not cooperating and at least one of the injured men was killed in a different drug-related robbery a couple months after this one.
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