I forgot to mention this a few days ago when it happened, but where is the justice in this country when a judge can just arbitrarily change the legal and binding verdict of a jury? Last time I checked, this was still America. Of course, I’m referring to the case in California where a couple’s dog murdered that poor woman. I’m sure the dog was put to sleep, but the couple will walk free in no time.
If the judge felt it was impossible for the jury to find the defendant guilty of second-degree murder, why wasn’t that made clear before the verdict was rendered? Are there any lawyers out there who can explain this travesty of justice to me? Thanks, and sorry for bringing the room down.