Judge's Decision Wasted My Time As A Juror


As a member of the jury that convicted Roy Haught, I have difficulty understanding why I drove 180 miles a day for jury duty only to have my and 11 other jurors' verdict disregarded.

I wonder how Judge Edd Dawson would have sentenced Al Capone, who was a good family man, attended Mass regularly and gave generously to the church and other charities. At Christmas he also gave five pound boxes of candy to the neighbor ladies.

I wonder if Judge Dawson would have given him work release so he could have continued on with his business and good deeds.

I feel this trial was a miscarriage of justice, and a waste of jurors' time and taxpayers' money.

Leonard H. Smith

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