Former Peterson Juror Speaks Out
Now, I just wanna post a few snipets I gotta point out.
REDWOOD CITY, California (CNN) -- One day after he was dismissed from the jury in Scott Peterson's double-murder trial, Justin Falconer said jurors should be separated from everyone at the courthouse to avoid interaction...
Last Thursday, a television camera recorded Falconer talking to the brother of murder victim Laci Peterson, Scott's wife, while they were passing through courthouse security.
According to Falconer, he told Brent Rocha, "I was in the picture with the news. I told them, 'I'm ruining the shot for the news tonight. You're not going to be on the news tonight."
Media who heard the audio said it sounded like, "You're going to lose tonight."
"It got blown all out of proportion," Falconer said. He blamed the media, in part, saying that the coverage -- outside the courtroom -- affected everyone in the trial.
...What a class act... Anyhow...
Falconer said when jurors leave the courtroom, they are thrown in with other people. For instance, while they eat lunch, they see the case lawyers, family members and members of the public.
It's a small courthouse, it's easy to see other people, and there is a tendency to say hello and be cordial, the airport screener said.
Falconer has given numerous interviews to the media, and said he was not persuaded at the time of his dismissal that Peterson was guilty of killing his wife and unborn son.
So even though this guy sounds like a jerk.... is he right? Should jurors be seperated from the general public during trials?
Well, I'm not sure. I do know that they should not be having any contact with either of the parties or their families, whatsoever. You'd think they'd have rules against that anyway. I don't think it needs to go as far as complete segregation from the public, just the parties and figures involved.