Discharged Facebook Juror Ordered to Pay Fine, Write Essay

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Detroit-area woman who was removed from a jury for declaring the defendant guilty on Facebook before the trial was over has been ordered to pay $250 and write an essay about the constitutional right to a fair trial.

Hadley Jons of Warren, Mich. told a judge on Thursday that she is "very sorry."

The 20-year-old woman was a juror in a case of resisting arrest. On Aug. 11, she wrote on Facebook that it was "gonna be fun to tell the defendant they're GUILTY." The trial wasn't over.

The defense team discovered the post and Judge Diane Druzinski removed Jons from the jury the next day.

Druzinski told Jons that she violated her oath to be fair and impartial. The five-page essay is due Oct. 1.

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  • by Anonymous on Sep 3, 2010 at 06:12 AM
    At $30,000, it is comparative to MSU for out of state tutition. It cost nearly $20,000 to attend MSU and there are less scholarship money available to an average MSU student compared to an Albion Student.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 2, 2010 at 07:34 AM
    We need more of these judges who makes people think about their missteps.
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