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Judge Aborts Drug Trial In Australia Due To Jurors Playing Sudoku

An Australian judge put the brakes on a trial yesterday because some of the jurors were too busy playing sudoku to notice the evidence being presented.

The two fellas on trial were facing a possible life sentence for drug conspiracy charges. After running for 66 days, the trial had cost Australian taxpayers around 1 million dollars ($950,000).

Sydney District Court Judge Peter Zahra noticed that the jurors, who appeared to be taking notes, were writing vertically. The jury foreman said "Yes, it helps me keep my mind busy paying more attention," and "Some of the evidence is rather drawn out and I find it difficult to maintain my attention the whole time, and that doesn't distract me too much from proceedings."

No action can be taken against the jurors and a new trial is expected to begin in a few weeks. Rumor has it there will be a Jenga tournament.




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