SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian drugs trial lasting more than three months and costing taxpayers over A$1 million ($947,000) has been aborted after a number of jurors were found to have spent up to half the time playing Sudoku puzzles.
Sydney District Court Judge Peter Zahra cancelled the trial of two men on drugs conspiracy charges after the jury foreperson admitted that four to five jurors had been playing the addictive number sequence game, local media reported. The judge was alerted after some of the jurors were observed writing their notes vertically, rather than horizontally. The game involves completing a grid of numbers in the correct sequence.
One juror said the game helped them to pay more attention by keeping their mind busy.
"Some of the evidence is rather drawn out and I find it difficult to maintain my attention the whole time," the juror was quoted saying by the Australian Associated Press.
A new trial is expected to begin in a few weeks once a new jury has been called.
*** 1st!!! that sound like some *** ill do fo' real!
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I ***' love sudoku!
you have to concentrate on soduku. So i knowww they werent paying attention..
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I do that shi.t in class. I still pay attention though since I am a audio kinetic learner and writing down notes does not really help me anyways
R Kelly jurors musta been playin Tetris then cuz his *** is still GUILTY to me!
@ LaKeezie, LMAO. I agree.
Sad, what a waste of taxpayers money
Oh my new question to be added.
Are you a Sudoku addict, or have you been a sudoku addict in the past, or have you received treatment for being an sudoku addict?
Man i wish i was in that court room. lol this is too funny, because i was caught playing sudoku somewhere i *** have doing it. Uh well at least they were not asleep in court
SOME PPL CAN MULTI-TASK...LIKE ME! I CAN LISTEN AND TALK AT THE SAME TIME! SODUKU ISN'T GRAND THEFT AUTO...WHAT THE HELL...WHAT THEY MISS OTHER PPL SHOULDA CAUGHT.THATS WHY THERE ARE 12 JURORS AND NOT 1 !!!!
It's SUDOKU my fellas! Spell check! You don't wanna look uneducated, do you?)))
LMFAO @ THE R KELLY JURORS WERE PLAYIN TETRIS....LOL....BUT UM *** U SEE HOW OUR MONEY GETS WAISTED
A little heads up for everyone...
With the economy as bad as it is, If you get called for Jury duty, You don't have to show up. Remember how they would send out a bench warrent for your arrest if you didn't show up? Not anymore. You can indicate that you cannot show up due to financial hardship (I.E. missing a few days of work. One day of work isn't even half of what the court will pay you).
Just some friendly advice.
@LaKeezie I so agree with u on that
WELL... THAT IS ONE WAY TO GET OUT OF JURY DUTY!!
That is so funny! I don't get down with cross word puzzels, and soduku is a type of puzzle, but so many fellow teachers play the game that I think I'll try it out this summer.
It's spelled "SUDOKU"
I should now, I'm play it everyday from the local newspaper!
opps I made a mistake. It should read above "know" Haha. Look at me about to get called on my own misprint!
Sometimes those trials can be boring, not that I would really know but I'm guessing they can. Make the best out of the situation!