The picture in the headline shows the 70 foot cell where Wesley Snipes will spend the next 3 years for tax evasion (UHQ of the pic here), but he’s hopeful for a last second reprieve based on what seems to be a very obvious bias by the jury. CNN says…
One juror, Frank Tuttle, gave Larry King Live a written statement that three other jurors had made up their mind that Snipes was guilty before the trial began. The jury’s verdict was a compromise between those jurors who thought Snipes was guilty and those who didn’t, Tuttle said in the statement.
“That’s when a deal was made to find him guilty on the failure to file taxes and not guilty on the federal tax evasion charges,” Tuttle said in the statement. “We did not think he would go to jail.”
Snipes’ attorney, Daniel R. Meachum, said neither he nor Snipes had any involvement in preparing that juror’s statement to Larry King Live, saying the show’s producers obtained it on their own.
“We on the defense team never suggested that the media reach out to any of the jurors,” Meachum said.
Jesus Christ. Uhh, I’m not technically a lawyer (or am I…) but I’m pretty sure the jury isn’t supposed to make up their mind before the trial starts. Where was he tried, on a cotton plantation?