Anorak News | Trial Abandoned While Jurors Play Suduko

Trial Abandoned While Jurors Play Suduko

by | 11th, June 2008

OH: “A drugs trial has been abandoned in Australia after several jurors admitted they had spent much of their time playing Sudoku in the courtroom.”

Judge Peter Zahra aborted proceedings after the jury forewoman admitted she and four others had been playing the popular puzzles to fight off boredom.

The problem was discovered when some of the jurors were observed writing notes vertically rather than horizontally.


Lawyers had presumed the scribbling they could see jurors doing was note-taking.

“We actually all thought they were quite a diligent jury,” lawyer Robyn Hakelis told ABC local radio.

“The judge had made many comments about what a good jury they were, how they were taking copious amounts of notes.”


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