by Kyle Swenson
Small world, right? Down in Cincinnati that truism was proved in living color at a Hamilton County courtroom. Jurors were just settling in for the domestic violence trial of 42-year-old James Capell when one of the 12 interrupted the proceedings.
According to Channel 5, right in the middle of opening statements Najah Johnson-Riddle blurted out that “ she had called 911 after being awakened and seeing a female neighbor being beaten.”
The judge declared a mistrial. If the juror didn't lie in the trial pregame, somewhere there's a layer getting his ass-chewed out for not asking one of the jury selection basics: “Do you know the defendant?”