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No-shows for jury duty in trial assessed $500 fines by judge ANDREWS – Last week’s jury trial in 109th District Court that resulted in Julio Cardenas being found guilty of manslaughter didn’t conclude until after 11 p.m. Friday. The jurors deliberated long and hard—for nearly a total of six hours with the verdict and punishment—following a four-day trial that began Tuesday with jury selection. No doubt it was a time-consuming and perhaps somewhat draining effort on the jurors’ part. But there were many citizens summoned for jury duty who never showed up, according to 109th District Judge John Pool, who ...

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