During voir dire in Kings County Court in 2012, I saw plenty of interesting ways to get out of jury duty, but this was the best.
An irritated man stood up and interrupted the prosecuting attorney. He yelled, “I killed a man 20 years ago, and I didn’t go to jail because no one caught me. And then I killed another man 15 years ago, and got away with murder again. I hate the cops, I hate lawyers, I hate everyone. And because of that, I do not feel like I will be an honest juror. I will side with the criminal every time. I killed two men! I killed two men!”
The judge dismissed the man, and as soon as he left the room everyone laughed.
Maybe it was his last ditch effort to get out of jury duty, but hell, maybe he was a murderer. I guess we will never know.