Thursday, October 2, 2008

My Civic Duty

This past spring, I was sent a letter in the mail to inform me that I was possibly going to have jury duty. All I could think was ,"Not again!". See, I had jury duty many years ago and I ended up getting on a murder trial. The victim was a young single mother walking home from work one night who was viciously raped and killed. It was hard to sit there and listen to all of the testimony and evidence (including autopsy pictures). I remember having nightmares every day while on jury duty.

So you can probably understand my lack of enthusiasm for getting another letter for jury duty. I actually deferred it as long as I could, but here it is. I know that it's my civic duty and all, and that I may have an opportunity to help get some criminal off the street, but I am NOT looking forward to this. I am secretly hoping that I won't get selected. I'll let you know how it goes...


AmberDenae said...

Ohh wow!!! That is crazy! I can imagine that, that was a very difficult case to be on a jury for :( So sorry!

I hope that you can either get out of this or that the case is less gruesome!

I have yet to get selected for Jury Duty. What is the age that they begin to call on you for it? I dunno. I always looked forard to it, I love stuff like that (minus murder trials and stuff). Good luck to you!!

jaime pott photography said...

Oh my gosh...I can't believe you were on the jury for a trial like that. I hope you don't get selected this time.
I was up for it once but never got selected. Good luck!!

mrs.leah.maria said...

Yikes woman, I can't believe you've been selected twice!

How terrible that you were forced to hear that account . . .I do hope you get out of this one!