By Wyatt Earp | September 20, 2010
This fine, upstanding citizen is Angel Echevarria. Angel was convicted of second-degree murder after a 2007 robbery killed a man and wounded another. After his trial, prison officials found the jury list in his possession. A list that included names, locations, and occupations of the jury panel members.
EASTON, Pa. – Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say a Philadelphia man convicted of murder in a botched 2007 home invasion robbery was found in possession of a list of jurors in his case as he was being returned to prison after his trial.
Northampton County Court officials say sheriff’s deputies found the list when they searched paperwork that 39-year-old Angel Echevarria was carrying. Officials said use of the jury panel list, which had prospective jurors’ name, city and occupation, was allowed during jury selection but the defendant should not have had it during his trial. Defense attorney Christopher Shipman said he’s not sure how his client obtained the list.
Northampton County Judge Paula Roscioli said Friday authorities believe there is no danger to jurors.
How exactly does the judge know that? She has no idea what this scumbag was going to do with the information on the list. Considering he is a convicted murderer, isn’t it reasonable to think that he may be looking for a little payback?