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November 03, 2008

Marian Hinnant

Marian Hinnant was juror number four on the Alaskan senator, Ted Stevens corruption trial. 

Marian Hinnant told the judge she had to attend her father's funeral in California and that was the reason she skipped town and could not be contacted, forcing the judge to replace her hours before the jury found Stevens guilty.

Turns out the was a lie.  Hinnant wanted to attend the Breeders Cup, so she just told the judge the first thing that popped in to her head. Hinnant had to confess all to the judge on her return. 

The judge let her go after she gave a long-winded, incoherent speech about drugs and wiretaps in the horse industry in Kentucky.  The judge said, "I'm convinced you were not able to deliberate." regarding the corruption trial.

Hinnant's lawyer tried to get her to keep quiet, but after she left the courthouse she seemed unable to stop herself talking to reporters.

Marian Hinnant is lucky that she got off so lightly.  US judges do not take kindly to having their courtroom disrupted.

Stevens juror tells judge she left for horse race, not her ...
The Miami Herald, FL
Juror No. 4 in Sen. Ted Stevens' federal corruption trial, otherwise known as Marian Hinnant, didn't leave to attend her ...

Father’s Death was a Lie, Stevens Juror Admits; Horse Race Beckoned
Wall Street Journal Blogs, NY
We don’t mean to make today about Ted Stevens, especially with so much important stuff going on. But we can’t resist mentioning another bizarre twist. ...

Stevens Juror Lied About Father's Death
CBS News, NY
The juror who was dismissed from the trial of Sen. Ted Stevens to attend her father’s funeral in California has admitted ...

Missing juror lied about father's death
The Associated Press
A juror who vanished during Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens' corruption trial told the judge Monday she lied about her father dying and flew to ...

Stevens Juror Dismissed, Lied About Father's Death
Washington Post, United States
A juror dismissed from the trial of Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) after she told the judge her father had died in California admitted in ...

Juror who quit Stevens trial explains it was all about horses?
Remember Juror No. 4? She's the one who vanished during deliberations in Sen. ...

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