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Drama in the court – outburst during Casey Anthony jury selection (Video)

The jury was finally sworn in today in Clearwater.  The trial will go to Orlando to begin on Monday.

But not before some drama.  Woman disrupts the proceedings with an outburst, the judge sentences her to two days for contempt of court.  She was an observer, not part of the jury pool.  She said she would never again set foot in a courtroom.  She probably won’t.

Posted:  05.20.11 @ 8:53 p.m.

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Casey Anthony jury selection, second week

Usually pretty boring, the jury selection in the Casey Anthony case has had its moments.

The selection process has had its share of drama, including a jury candidate who posted his plans for writing a book on Facebook and another man was fined $450 and charged with contempt of court for talking to the media with the intent of getting out of jury duty.

          

More coverage:   http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/caylee-anthony/os-casey-anthony-trial-week-two-20110516,0,3416892.story

Jury selection in the computer age, they are checking for truthfulness of potential jurors.  I’ve missed a lot of it, but one guy last week said he collected music memorabilia but had no interest in crime.  In fact, he had just written a post or blog only three weeks ago about a true crime story and they even knew about books he had purchased showing an interest in true crime. I guess they had this information in advance, but when he was deceptive in his answers, he was nailed.  It is reason to pause and think about all the information there is out there just waiting for a search term.

Interesting how many they catch in a lie or a misrepresentation.  They seem to be particularly looking for a “stealth juror” who is trying to get on the juror for publicity, to write a book, with a vendetta, or other reasons.

The earliest for opening statements will be Wednesday.

Posted:  05.16.11

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