Studying Forensic Psychology BSc hons
- Sep 16, 2018
- Reaction score
When I attended on Tuesday the Judge mentioned he was made aware of the Jurors absence "Over the weekend". He then went on to state "Hopefully we can make contact with that juror at some point today"
It all sounded very uncertain from where I was standing, hence the reason I didn't stay over in Manchester last night as it appeared as though there would be no court resumption today either.
The judge did tell the Jury however that they still had to attend today, even if it is just to be told the court cannot proceed.
Wow it makes me wonder if someone has just gone AWOL! I just can’t see how either the prosecution or defence aren’t going to have a problem with all these delays, wouldn’t be surprised if we hear that tomorrow will be delayed for ‘legal arguments’.. if the judge did dismiss a juror could either side argue against this or could BM try and move for a mistrial?
If she is eventually found guilty, I wonder if there would be grounds for appeal after all the delays and now ‘juror issues’?