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Furthermore, we were told to find the defendant not guilty if there was any question of reasonable doubt in our minds.
I think the prosecution is more to blame for not clearing up the doubt in our minds as jurors. I realize Martin Mix was no Boy Scout, but the system is set up so that an accused man is considered innocent unless some reasonable doubt is removed. I feel very sorry for Susan Shirie that the whole incident happened, but I don't consider myself stupid and insensitive for following the rules of the system.
As for the representation of Mix by the "most skilled criminal defense attorney," the verdict did not depend so much on what he did or said but what the prosecution failed to make clear.
Bonnie M. Simpson