Skip to comments.UK: 'Ouija board' appeal dismissed
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.
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?
That is crazy. Everybody knows you can only get the truth from the Psychic Hotline or a practicing Witchdoctor!
The oujia board was in the 1st trial. The appeal was from the 2nd trial.
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.
British jury deliberations include drinking sessions?
"He's guilty, dontcha know...that will be $117.50!"
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.
You are so right! Everyone knows you use a Magic 8 Ball!
If it's good enough for Kirk Douglas, it's OK by me...
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