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Missing Schenectady juror’s fate in judge’s hands

Decision to be released Sept. 2

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Acting Schenectady County Court Judge Richard Giardino will decide next month the fate of a juror whose absence from court last week resulted in a mistrial in a Schenectady murder trial. The juror, who was only identified as Juror No. 1, will hear Giardino’s decision Sept. 2 after failing to show up to court last Tuesday and Wednesday. Contempt proceedings against the juror could result in jail time if she is found to have disobeyed ...

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August 13, 2014
7:01 a.m.

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If ever there was a case that warranted sending a message, this is it. In addition, this delinquent juror hasn't been honest in any of her dealing with the judge. Were her claims that her boyfriend was injured ever substantiated? We may never discover her real motive for going AWOL. Unless she comes clean, there's no compelling reason for the judge to cut her a break.