Biased Jury

Ben LaGuer was tried at the end of January 1984. A panel of twelve white men who had been part of the jury pool hearing cases all month sat in judgment. They voted to convict solely on the victim’s courtroom identification of LaGuer as her attacker. No physical evidence linked LaGuer to the crime or the crime scene. The jury was unaware of the victim’s history of mental illness.

Four years later one of the jurors came forward and reported:






Affidavit of William P. Nowick


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