Antigua – Judge bans ten jurors for life

ST JOHN’S –– Justice Albert Redhead yesterday placed a lifelong ban on ten jurors accused of delivering a “perverse” verdict.

The case involved an 18-year-old man who was on trial for allegedly having sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl.

In delivering his remarks following the not guilty verdict, the judge deemed the permanent restriction necessary. He said he imposed it using the court’s inherent jurisdiction to protect the process from abuse.

When the jury’s verdict was declared late Tuesday, reportedly ten of the 12 members found the man not guilty, while two female jurors felt he was guilty of the crime.

Justice Redhead told the court he could not recall seeing such perversion of justice in his 30 years as an officer of the court.

Source: (Antigua Observer)

One Response to Antigua – Judge bans ten jurors for life

  1. Philip F. Corbin
    Philip F. Corbin January 29, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Banning an individual from having to go to court every day and hang around waiting to be selected for jury service is a punishment ? Help me understand !

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