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June 23, 2004

Araujo Mistrial Because of Degree

I thought the outcome of the Gwen Araujo trial was sad when I read it last night, but it's that much worse with today's news.

While the jury was deadlocked, it wasn't over whether or not the defendants were guilty. They were deadlocked over whether the murder was in the first or second degree.

All that time, all that energy, all that money, so close to a conviction... and the perpetrators get off because the jury can't unanimously agree on whether or not the murder was premeditated. That's nearly as tragic as Araujo's slaying itself.

Posted by Colin at June 23, 2004 1:52 PM

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