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UK: 'Ouija board' appeal dismissed
BBC On-Line ^ | Tuesday, 7 December, 2004 | staff writer

Posted on 12/08/2004 1:59:37 AM PST by yankeedame

Last Updated: Tuesday, 7 December, 2004, 19:11 GMT

'Ouija board' appeal dismissed


Jurors at Young's
original trial consulted a ouija board

A murderer whose original trial was ruled unsafe because jurors consulted a ouija board has lost an appeal against his conviction at a subsequent retrial. Stephen Young, 46, was jailed for life at Hove Crown Court in March 1994 for shooting Harry Fuller and his wife Nicola at their Wadhurst home in 1993.

The insurance broker, from Pembury, Kent, won the right to a retrial but was convicted again in December 1994.

The Court of Appeal in London dismissed his appeal on Tuesday.

A retrial was ordered after it was revealed that four jurors at Young's original trial consulted a ouija board, which some people believe can be used to contact the dead.

The jurors used an upturned wine glass on the board during a drinking session the night before finding Young guilty.

The subsequent retrial took place at the Old Bailey in London.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; United Kingdom
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1 posted on 12/08/2004 1:59:37 AM PST by yankeedame
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To: yankeedame

That's it I'm getting glasses. I could almost swear that jurors used a ouija board to decide to convict a man in a civilized nation and the appeals judge said that was ok. Anybody know if lenscrafters is any good?


2 posted on 12/08/2004 2:05:16 AM PST by bad company (I'm a new Grandpa.)
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To: bad company

That is crazy. Everybody knows you can only get the truth from the Psychic Hotline or a practicing Witchdoctor!


3 posted on 12/08/2004 2:09:39 AM PST by shibumi (John Galt is alive and well. He tends bar in a casino restaurant.)
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To: bad company
A murderer whose original trial was ruled unsafe because jurors consulted a ouija board has lost an appeal against his conviction at a subsequent retrial

The oujia board was in the 1st trial. The appeal was from the 2nd trial.

4 posted on 12/08/2004 2:23:57 AM PST by j. earl carter
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To: bad company
Anybody know if lenscrafters is any good?

LOL! Well, I used Lenscrafters once. Pretty good but pretty $$$$ (I guess being in the mall and all). Now I go to EyeMart. I hear Wal-Mart is the cheapest but I found their selection of frames to be -- on the whole -- pretty blah.

5 posted on 12/08/2004 2:27:40 AM PST by yankeedame ("Born with the gift of laughter & a sense that the world was mad.")
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To: yankeedame
"The jurors used an upturned wine glass on the board during a drinking session the night before finding Young guilty."

British jury deliberations include drinking sessions?

6 posted on 12/08/2004 2:41:26 AM PST by muir_redwoods
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To: yankeedame

"He's guilty, dontcha know...that will be $117.50!"

7 posted on 12/08/2004 2:46:13 AM PST by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: yankeedame

I'd damn sure want a retrial too if I'd been convicted by a Ouija board. Geez, why not study chicken entrails as well.


8 posted on 12/08/2004 2:48:01 AM PST by elmer fudd
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To: bad company

You are so right! Everyone knows you use a Magic 8 Ball!


9 posted on 12/08/2004 3:16:22 AM PST by Duke Nukum (When there is no room in Hell, the U.N. elect Bill Clinton as their president.)
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To: elmer fudd
Throw the runestones..
If he's guilty, tie him to a post in the harbor...
The crabs will eat him when the tide comes in..

If it's good enough for Kirk Douglas, it's OK by me...

10 posted on 12/08/2004 4:26:21 AM PST by Drammach (Freedom; not just a job, it's an adventure..)
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