Originally Published: October 12, 2010 9:55 p.m.
The reporter could have gone a little further to make the story of Sept. 23, "Jury awards Prescott woman $650,000," interesting.
The accident happened outside the law offices of the attorney Ms. Hargrove eventually hired, for instance. And four jurors were admonished for speaking (twice) about the case and dismissed, according to trial notes on the court website. In fact, the lawyers and the judge were discussing going forward with just six jurors. You see, we have an interesting jury pool here, according to my conversation with a local attorney. Our jurors are predominantly retired folks with plenty of time on their hands, who just can't keep their mouths zippered when told to.
In a case where an elderly woman is run over (allegedly) by a younger woman, who do you suppose those types of jurors are going to back? There were at least two motions for mistrial - one because the plaintiff's attorney showed something on a huge viewing screen he shouldn't have, and at least one for juror misconduct.
Reporters, let's make these articles interesting and complete.