He’s Just Not That Into You
Two months after Judge Lynn Leibovitz’ acquittal of Price, Ward and Zaborsky in the criminal trial, the decision remains controversial. Even in Leiboviitz’ very own courtroom.
Jury selection for a five-defendant gangland murder trial got underway this week, and a prospective juror basically recused himself, based on the judge’s decision in the Wone case.
The Post’s Keith Alexander got the delicious scoop:
“On Monday, during the first day of jury selection for the murder trial in Judge Lynn Leibovitz’s courtroom, a man was being interviewed as a prospective juror. The judge and attorneys on both sides were shocked when the man said he could not serve on the jury because he did not want to sit in Leibovitz’s courtroom.
The reason: He did not respect the judge based on how she handled the Wone conspiracy trial, according to sources who were there.”
We were told there was “sheepish recognition” of the controversy at the bench. Now that was an interesting huddle. Keith’s kicker: “…attorneys hope to complete picking a jury for the upcoming trial by Thursday — that is unless they uncover more Leibovitz critics.”
Has the jury pool in courtroom 310 suddenly shrunk? Mystery juror(s), drop us a line.
–posted by Craig