Monday, April 21, 2014

Well, That's One Way To End A Trial

From the Las Vegas Sun: Defendant Siale Angilau was listening to a witness describe gang initiation rituals on Monday when authorities said he grabbed a pen, rushed toward the witness and lunged at him.
The shooting turned a new and secure federal courthouse that opened its doors just one week ago into a site of terror and alarm. Nobody else was hurt, but those in the courtroom were stunned by the sudden turn of events. A mistrial was declared, with U.S. District Judge Tena Campbell saying in her order that jurors were visibly shaken and upset.
Darn those pens.
Question though: Was the trial declared a mistrial when the guy died?
But that is a good way to end a trial and save taxpayers from having to house this POS in prison.

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