According to a report from WFTV in Florida, the jury from the George Zimmerman trial were allowed to spend hours of alone time with friends and family.
This is highly inappropriate, as the verdict could have been influenced by statements or remarks from one of these guests.
Channel 9’s Kathi Belich confirmed the jurors were left unsupervised with guests at times, which WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said is more than enough time for a member to have said something that could have influenced a juror and possibly impacted the verdict.
“It only takes two seconds for an inappropriate comment to be made to a juror by a family member inadvertently or otherwise to possibly affect the verdict, how they look at the case,” Sheaffer said.
The law says it’s up to the judge to decide how far to take the sequestration of jurors.
This trial just gets shadier and shadier
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