My aunt was gonna be on the jury. She had already said if they tried for a life sentence, she was going to vote Not Guilty come hell or high water. Dude would have gotten off! Shouldn't have robbed the bank...shouldn't have plead guilty...dude has a gift for making all the wrong choices.
Well, you making that comment about a supposed member of the jury could have damaged the case. That's a comment you keep to yourself or your aunt would be replaced with another juror very quickly. As a juror, you're not supposed to walk into a courtroom with your mind already made up. That's the entire point of the legal process.
Read. There will be no trial. He admitted complete and total guilt with his guilty plea. Didn't get a deal either - LIFE in prison.
What is the point in pleading guilty if you're getting life in prison? Should have taken his chances with a trial - couldn't have been any worse, and from the looks of the above posts, someone on the jury wasn't willing to convict him if the penalty was life. Dumb.
The trial is already over and he is now serving a life sentence (thank God).. Tbone, why in the world would your aunt vote not quilty?? Does she not realize this guy came into a bank TWICE and put a gun in the same poor lady's face TWICE? That could do some real psychological damage to an innocent victim. If this is truly how your aunt felt then that just shows her complete ignorance. This piece of trash got what he deserves!
the judge assigns the sentence AFTER the jury finds the defendant guilty.The aunt wouldn't have known what his sentence would have been.If he did get off,he would have done this or worse again and likely wouldn't have stopped until he killed someone.Judge made the right call.I wonder though if he goes to military prison...