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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 30 2011 11:22 a.m. MDT

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Let's be real
Salt Lake City, UT

I am not an attorney but this is interesting and a bit wrong. I believe in this jury that convicted the person. I think that they did their job. I also believe in justice and fairness. It seems from this small article that there are things that may be quite wrong with the system including closing comments. The defense said that incorrect information and perhaps lopsided or onesided or even yet maybe even lies may have been presented at the closing portion of the trial. Juries should be listening to the entire proceedings and making a judgement for a persons life from that information derived including closing statements. If it was me and this happened I would have a big problem with someone giving inaccurate or non-factual information to a jury right before they decide my fate. Furthermore, for a prosecutor to blanket statement of "oh well, if I make a mistake or make non-factual, wrong or lying statements that have not been brought up earlier, not a problem. I cannot be held reponsible for anything I say in closing arguments." That is wrong.

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