- Jul 14, 2010
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And we only know what is in the newspaper reports. The jury will know more than us, and also have judge’s instructions.For the jury I was on it took two days to decide , a few ( on the moral high ground ) wanted to convict straight away BUT if convicted the guy would have faced potentially 7 years in goal so we had to be 100% sure ( beyond reasonable doubt the judge told us ).
I was 50/50 but we argued the case around for the first day then had to go back into court and ask some questions , then came back and within about an hour we decided to acquit him as there was ( in our minds ) reasonable doubt that rape had occurred.
I felt desperately sorry for the girl but there was some doubt that existed.
Reading these reports the case ( only one male ) sounded remarkably similar so it will be most interesting to see the result.
I of course make no opinion as it’s only what I’ve read but one thing is for sure a jury of 6 men and 6 females should be able to work out the true story.
So our opinions on whatever happens are just opinions, we need to trust that the jury got it right based on the info they have.