Blagojevich Jury Wanted To Find Him Not Guilty

June 29, 2011  |  

(Chicago Tribune) — This will be cold comfort for Rod Blagojevich, but many of the 12 jurors who convicted him of corruption said they wanted — some almost desperately — to find him not guilty. But in the end, the shadow of the prosecution’s mountain of evidence was too long to escape.  “You really didn’t want to find him guilty and you were trying to find him not guilty, and it was just so hard because all the evidence is there,” said Karen Wojcieszak, 64, of Tinley Park.  “I was one where I felt he was not guilty on several counts,” said Maribel DeLeon, 45, of West Dundee. “But, lo and behold, we would go back through the tapes and there it was. I’d say, ‘Ah, Rod.’ It hurt me. How could I say not guilty when the evidence was there?”

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