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Editorial: Punish jurors, but have a back-up plan

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For the price of one juror not fulfilling her obligation to serve, a lot of people will have to pay. And a lot will have to change. On Thursday, Visiting County Judge Richard Giardino declared a mistrial in the murder case against Emmanuel Martinez, the 29-year-old Schenectady man on trial for fatally shooting Jose "Mickey Torres and wounding his brother Luis Gomez following a dispute last August. The reason: One of the jurors failed to ...

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