Ep 21: Jury Duty

12/22/2018

In this episode, I talk about one thing that has kept him from auditioning and finding work... jury duty. That civic obligation that many try to get out of has become yet another obstacle to making it recently.

12 Angry Men (1957 film)
12 Angry Men (1957 film)

But I diligently fulfilled this duty and rendered a verdict (just like in 12 Angry Men) on an attempted murder case involving a babysitter. 

This is certainly a different kind of episode for the podcast, but nonetheless it's a fascinating story with twists and turns and surprises, just the kind of "ripped from the headlines" cases they feature on LAW & ORDER: Criminal Intent, which I co-starred in an episode during their final 10th season. But enough about me...

Marianne Benjamin-Williams
Marianne Benjamin-Williams

There were a lot of twists and turns in this case. So after listening to the episode here is some more info on the important moments in the trial:

The Retrial of Marianne Benjamin-Williams
The Father Takes the Stand
Mother's Emotional Testimony
Defense Doctor Provides Alternate Possibility
Defendant Takes the Stand
Manhattan DA Press Release on Verdict