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A defendant is on trial for murder. He will be found guilty if his actions are judged to have been deliberate, and premeditated. The jurors find as follows:

Juror #. 	Deliberate?	Premeditated?
Juror 1:	No      	Yes
Juror 2:	No      	Yes
Juror 3:	Yes     	No
Juror 4:	No      	Yes
Juror 5:	Yes     	Yes
Juror 6:	Yes     	No
Juror 7:	Yes     	Yes
Juror 8:	No      	Yes
Juror 9:	Yes     	No
Juror 10:	Yes     	No
Juror 11:	Yes     	Yes
Juror 12:	Yes     	Yes

A majority believe it was deliberate, and a majority believe it was premeditated, so the man is given the death penalty.

In subsequent interviews, the jurors are asked if they think the man should have received the death penalty and a majority of them say no.

How can this be? Was the man wrongfully convicted?

(Solution Posted, 3 Comments) Submitted on 2021-05-05 by tomarken   
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