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Brian Horn Trial: Jury On Lock-Down

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In 1957 a movie was made about 12 jurors called "12 Angry Men".  The movie focused on 12 men who had a man's life in their hands. There were times when the men, cooped up in a deliberation room for hours were angry at each other in disagreement.  What else could they have been upset about?  Living conditions, the fact that they could not go anywhere without a police or deputy escort while having to deal with people they did not know? Times have changed but a sequestered jury still has rules that can have an effect on a person who serves as a juror in a capital murder trial.  DeSoto Parish Judge Robert Burgess admits it's not easy.

"It is quite burdensome on them and their family," said Burgess.

 Judge Burgess will be presiding over the Brian Horn Trial from jury selection to the verdict. After12 jury members are picked from Baton Rouge they will be brought to Mansfield and their lives as they know it will change until they set a man free, send him to prison for life, or send him to his death.

 Jurors will spend the next few days of their lives in the large DeSoto Parish Courthouse courtroom where they will sit and listen to arguments over Brian Horn's guilt or innocence.  They will also have to listen to the gruesome details of how the prosecution believes Horn suffocated Bloxom.  The courthouse expects a packed house and there seems to be plenty of seats for the public.

 

The jury deliberation room behind a door of the courtroom complete with cushy seats and refreshments, but when they are not there or in the court room they will be under guard at a Mansfield hotel.

DeSoto Parish Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle gives some details about how the jury will be sequestered.

"They will have their own rooms.  There will be security outside in the hallways where if they have a problem or need to go out or go somewhere there will be a deputy to escort them somewhere or where they need to go," says Arbuckle.

Arbuckle's deputies will also monitor every move of the jury in an effort to preserve the integrity of the trial, so the jury will consider only what they hear and see in the courtroom.

If they pick up the phone there will be a deputy monitoring their call.  Newspapers likely won't be allowed nor access to the world wide web. That means smart phones will either be handed over or locked in airplane mode. 

Now as far as where jurors will spend the night Mansfield does have a few nice hotels.  We found one that features large rooms complete with a fridge and microwave. It  even has a large pool and jacuzzi and if they need to blow off some steam there is an exercise room.

 When it comes to eating, jury members will have their food brought to their hotel rooms or will go as a group to a restaurant that has a banquet like room where jury members will have less access to other people in the restaurant. 

 Tagging along with the 12 jury members will be 2 alternates who even though they may have no say in the outcome of the trial will have to endure the same type of seclusion.

 The DeSoto Parish Police Jury expects the Brian Horn trial to cost around a half million, but have budgeted for more.

On top of having all of their meals, lodging and transportation paid for -- jurors will also receive $25 a day.

 

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