Jury Duty

Last monday I had scheduled jury duty. It was my first time ever walking into a court house. I arrived thinking that I would have to go through the motions and be on my way home by lunch time. That wasn't the case. I got picked pretty much right away to serve on a 3 or more day jury. It was a rape case with 4 charges of rape and 1 of assault and battery. It was mentally and physically emotional. By the end of the day I just wanted to lay in my bed, fetal position, and sleep. I couldn't believe the things I heard. People are sick. I don't even want to give you details about the "planned sex fest weekend" that they had that turned to "rape". The deliberations took about 7 hours. The verdict was not guilty on all counts of rape but guilty with assault and battery. There was just not enough evidence and we couldn't prove without a reasonable doubt that he was guilty. We could with the assault charge. I personally think he was not guilty. But I still think he is a sick and nasty man and so is she.
He is serving 18 months at the state correction facility. Most likely he will serve only 3 months out of the 18 months. He also has to register as a sex offender and he has a fine.
It was my first time in a court house and hopefully my last.

1 comment:

ARONSON8053 said...

So sorry you had to go through that Kara..... I to had to serve on a jury 4 years ago, it was definitely an experience. You should give me a call. I would love to hear all about it!