A juror who helped convict a former Stanford University student-athlete of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman complained to the judge about his “ridiculously lenient” six-month jail sentence, which the juror said made a mockery of the panel’s verdict, a newspaper reported Monday.
The Palo Alto Weekly published a letter that the juror sent Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky over the weekend to convey his shock and disappointment over the sentence 20-year-old Brock Turner received
“It seems to me that you really did not accept the jury’s findings,” he wrote to the judge. “We were unanimous in our finding of the defendant’s guilt and our verdicts were marginalized based on your own personal opinion.”
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