Confused on the Subject of Trial by Jury

On the surface this is the story of a family distraught by the fact that a 19-year-old was found guilty of 2nd degree murder (and other things). Relatives’ screams fill courtroom after 19-year-old is found guilty of Miller Park shooting death.

But the part that caught my attention was farther down in the text.

As two other guilty counts were read — first-degree assault and a second weapons charge — another young woman left.

“That’s crazy that y’all get to decide whether people get to go to jail or not,” she said as she stared at the jury.

Exactly how did she think that people got sent to prison? By lottery?

In a world where our schools struggle to teach people to read, I guess it should be no surprise that people don’t understand how the judicial system works.

Milton was the only one of three people to go to trial in the June 29, 2015, ambush shooting in Miller Park that left Jamymell Ray dead and Charles Fisher wounded.

Milton is scheduled to be sentenced in February. He faces 20 years to life in prison.