Frozen Juror Case Revived in Washington State
This is sure to become used as an example of how much the justice system loves its jurors: A state appeals court in Washington state has “revived negligence claims” by the family of an 84-year-old juror who froze to death outside the courthouse in 2007, The Courthouse News is reporting. The website says Kay Mita reported for jury duty and left the courthouse for a lunch break, never to return. Courthouse workers spotted the man outside, and at one point allowed him inside the facility under the assumption he was homeless.
Later, the courthouse closed and he had to leave. Authorities think he could not locate his car under a blanket of snow. Read the story here: Courthouse News Service