Thursday, December 3, 2009
Jesus Christ Kicked Off Jury Panel for Asking Too Many Questions
Jesus Christ dumped from jury pool for creating a disruption
Dec 02 2009
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— In a bizarre twist Jesus Christ did not turn out to be very cooperative as a potential juror. Jesus was sent to Judge Clyde Jones's courtroom for a criminal case on Monday.
Court officials told The Birmingham News Tuesday that the 59-year-old Jesus was excused because of disruptive behavior, asking questions instead of answering them during voir dire, the questioning of the jury panel by the attorneys when picking a jury.
Efforts to reach Christ for comment were unsuccessful. The number:666-911-1God, rang repeatedly during several attempts, with no one answering.
The court administrator, Sandra Turner, said it was the first time any member of the Holy Trinity had been summoned for jury duty.
She said many people were shocked when they heard that Jesus Christ was a member of the jury pool. Some potential jurors laughed out loud when Jesus'name was called.
But Turner said unlike some Jefferson County residents, Christ didn't try to get out of jury duty and was "perfectly happy to serve."
Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews