No-show juror gets firsthand lesson in sentencing
By Elizabeth Allen: Express-News
Elizabeth Marie Chavarria, 18, was supposed to sit in judgment last week as part of the jury in the murder trial of Ali Almeaarek.
But Chavarria didn't show up to court, so Monday, 399th District Judge Juanita Vasquez-Gardner was sitting in judgment of her.
You can be excused from jury duty if:
“We always need staff,” she said.