Post by SoulTrainOz on Jun 25, 2006 21:56:19 GMT -5
A potential juror went to great lengths to get out of jury duty and ended up in jail!
A Columbus judge sent Benjamin Ratliffe to jail for the night when he claimed to be a heroin addict and a murderer, just to be removed from the jury pool. The case involved the death penalty, which according to his lawyer, Ratliffe is against.
Ratliffe was charged with contempt of court and obstruction of justice but those charges have since been dropped. Ratliffe got what he wanted and is he out of the jury pool.