21-Year-Old Served 10 Days in Jail For Missing Jury Duty

Maria Perez
Oct 8, 2019 - 12:50
21-year-old Black man from Florida was sentenced to 10 days in jail

A 21-year-old Black man from Florida was sentenced to 10 days in jail after he overslept and missed jury duty. Deandre Somerville of West Palm Beach, Florida told WPTV he was sworn into a civil case as a juror in August, but overslept the following day when he had to return to the trial. After not calling the jury office the day of to let them know what happened, he was served with a subpoena to go before the judge a few days later. "I should have called," Somerville told NBC News. "But I was kind of nervous. I also went online to look up...

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One Reply to “21-Year-Old Served 10 Days in Jail For Missing Jury Duty”

  1. Could the journalist, Ms. Maria Perez, do a follow-up article on other people (other people of color and white people) who miss Jury duty and what happens to them, please?

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