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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Woman Placed On Jury for Defendent She Helped Catch

Posted By on Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 1:19 PM


Small world, right? Down in Cincinnati that truism was proved in living color at a Hamilton County courtroom. Jurors were just settling in for the domestic violence trial of 42-year-old James Capell when one of the 12 interrupted the proceedings.

According to Channel 5, right in the middle of opening statements Najah Johnson-Riddle blurted out that “ she had called 911 after being awakened and seeing a female neighbor being beaten.”

The judge declared a mistrial. If the juror didn't lie in the trial pregame, somewhere there's a layer getting his ass-chewed out for not asking one of the jury selection basics: “Do you know the defendant?”

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