Jury Consults Tarot Cards

Written by Bureau

Friday, 13 February 2009

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Rest of jury played poker

An Appeal Court in California has been asked to review a murder conviction on the basis that the jury reached its verdict after following some Tarot readings in the jury room while no one else was looking.

Actually only four were involved in the readings but the others went along to "get the thing over with".

"I wasn't really involved in all that mumbo-jumbo" stated one jurist. "It's just that we all pretty well knew this guy was guilty except a couple who would not decide until they had heard from 'The Other Side' and since the dead guy told them the accused was guilty, we went along. If we hadn't that one old broad who would have kept us there for weeks and I needed to get back to work."

Meanwhile, it's almost a sure thing that the defendant will be released or at least given a new trial.

"Tell his lawyer this time to ask any jurist about consulting 'The Other Side', will you?", asked the Judge.

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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