Film Twelve Angry Men Discussion

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01:00:27 AM Feb 18th 2014
From the original play: One of the jurors (I forget whom) asks: "If the kid didn't kill the old man, who did?" Then Juror # 8 replies something to the effect of : "We're here to decide whether the defendant is guilty or not. We're not concerned with anyone else's motives here."
05:02:05 AM Sep 29th 2012
edited by IlGreven
The entire case, in real life, would have ended in a mistrial the moment it came to light that #8 had bought the exact same type of knife as used in the murder.

...I'm gonna have to ask why on this. As far as I know, being familiar with an object that could be used in a murder doesn't disqualify you from being on a jury where the object in question was used in the murder.

edit: Okay, check that. I guess it should be worded differently. It would be a mistrial because #8 bought it during deliberations.
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