Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Lawyering at its finest

Can someone be too old to get a fair trial?

A 79-year-old woman set to be tried on charges that she fatally shot her 85-year-old ex-beau is being deprived of her constitutional right to a fair trial, her attorney said.

The reason? Because the potential jurors are not old enough for her to be judged by a jury of her peers.

4 comments:

Chris said...

Good luck with that, counselor.

mad said...

Not enough badass grannies in Atlanta, I guess.

DSL said...

Well the jurors haven't murdered anyone either, but I'm not sure that has anything to do with it. Quite frankly, I might guess that the age thing would work for her, if at all.

Dara said...

I would think so too. It's hard to convict someone's grandma of murder.