3 holdouts were hard to persuade

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ATLANTA - A juror in the trial against courthouse gunman Brian Nichols says the three holdouts who voted against the death penalty for the gunman may have already made their minds up before the trial began.

Tijuana Wade tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in Tuesday's editions that the three jurors kept saying "show me something" during closed-door deliberations. But she said "nothing we said made a difference."

Nichols was convicted of killing a judge, a court reporter, a deputy and a federal agent in a 2005 shooting spree that began in a downtown Atlanta courthouse. He was spared the death penalty Friday when three of the 12 jurors voted for life without parole.

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thereishope 12/16/08 - 12:15 pm
Exodus 20:2-17, "you shall

Exodus 20:2-17, "you shall NOT KILL" nothing and nobody could change my mind about this either!

jackfruitpaper833 12/16/08 - 12:17 pm
They should have showed them

They should have showed them the Obituaries.

KingJames 12/16/08 - 12:53 pm
If you are against the death

If you are against the death penalty, then you should say so during juror selection.

CoastalDawg 12/16/08 - 01:58 pm
Perjury isn't confined to

Perjury isn't confined to testifying in a case; having been a part of a jury panel on a death penalty case I can assure you that those jurors were questioned as to whether or not they could with good conscience apply the death penalty if it were warranted. Obviously they lied to the court; once they would not participate in the deliberations, why were they not replaced with alternates who had sat through and heard all the same evidence as the active jurors? Something in this case smells to high heaven. "Thereishope" - you misinterpret that scripture - you need to read on and read some others which refer to murderers. THAT scripture is written to the people in general indicating that they shall NOT commit murder; if you are biblically educated you will know that the Bible gives CLEAR indication as to what should happen to individuals who DO kill innocent people. On the other hand, if you had been called to jury duty on this case would you not have told the court UP FRONT that you would not in any situation be able to apply the death penalty if it were warranted? Not to do so would have been criminal.

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