MS - Jessica Chambers, 19, Panola County, Dec 2014 #3 *MISTRIAL*

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  1. scmom

    scmom Well-Known Member

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    Incompetent counsel?
     


  2. arkansasmimi

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    I am no attorney, but I dont think jury competence is something that Appeal Court would deal with. My thoughts are the Judge sending back so many times maybe JMHO
     
  3. arkansasmimi

    arkansasmimi Well-Known Member

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    JMHO but the thing about this is it is in the Record of the reading NG. So maybe that is why the Defense has not spoken up? (thinking outloud) There is a reason that neither side has asked on the record for Mistrial.
     
  4. minor4th

    minor4th Verified Attorney

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    Now that might be a possibility but it's a stretch.
     
  5. 1&2&3

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    I think you hit the nail on the head!

    Perhaps I can say this now without getting sacked. Is this small town thinking - it is one way or the other, no other way and why the guy blurted out.

    Or was the foreman a forceful bully type person who made the final decision as to what to put on the form?

    It is evident this isn't a smart group of people chosen for the jury.

    And we thought we'd seen it all with the Simpson and Anthony juries!!
     
  6. whitelilac

    whitelilac Well-Known Member

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    They may think now that if they don't all agree, they will be there forever.

    Or maybe they're panicking that they may all be hung if they don't agree.
     
  7. minor4th

    minor4th Verified Attorney

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    I think most would - but this is an unusual case because the verdict form said not guilty. This is why juries are polled - the verdict form did not accurately reflect a verdict (which has not yet been reached). I don't think it would be a clear cut case of incompetent counsel; it's not a situation where every defense counsel would object no matter what, and it really didn't effect the proceedings because the jurors were given further explanation and instructions.

    Having said that, I doubt they will reach a unanimous verdict.
     
  8. katydid23

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    He probably has a hidden pocket flask in his robe.
     
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    Harmony 2 Administrator

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    mod note:This is an unusual situation, that rarely happens, but please refrain from using derogatory terms to describe the jury.
     
  10. minor4th

    minor4th Verified Attorney

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    I disagree. What's the reversible error here if they come back with a guilty verdict?
     
  11. MsArk

    MsArk Well-Known Member

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    I’m going with a rouge foreman.
     
  12. Rossymom

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    Could someone give me a quick recap? I’ve been at a doctor appointment and missed the last couple of hours. I’m afraid if I start reading all of the posts I will miss something.
     
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    @LeahBethFOX13 40s
    Hearing jury has passed a note. Folks headed back into the courtroom #JessicaChambers
     
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    Hearing jury has passed a note. Folks headed back into the courtroom #JessicaChambers
     
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    [video=twitter;920031022376456194]https://twitter.com/LeahBethFOX13/status/920031022376456194[/video]
     
  16. JenaTaoson

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    Here we go again....
     
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    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    minor4th Verified Attorney

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    Hung jury
     
  20. Madeleine74

    Madeleine74 Knower of Things

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    HUNG jury.
     
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