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Convicted Murderer Found With Jury List

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.

What could possibly go wrong?

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?

Topics: The Job | 17 Comments »

17 Responses to “Convicted Murderer Found With Jury List”

  1. Jon Brooks Says:
    September 20th, 2010 at 7:11 am

    I’m sure it was just for his Christmas card list.

  2. Dannytheman Says:
    September 20th, 2010 at 8:06 am

    That would make me a little upset and paranoid if I was a person on that list. I was unaware/uneducated to the fact that the defendant gets to see the jury list at all?

    I am so glad I have a LEO Brother in Law. Gets me recused every time.

  3. Hyman Roth Says:
    September 20th, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Why I no longer feel guilt about avoiding jury duty.

  4. Robbie Says:
    September 20th, 2010 at 9:19 am

    I’m sure his lawyer had no idea how it fell out of his brief case and into his murderous client’s hands. All I have to say is WTF !!!!!!!

  5. Kim Says:
    September 20th, 2010 at 9:40 am

    I had no idea that the defendent got to see the list either. It makes me thankful that I have never had to serve on a jury. I’ve been called twice. Once, court was cancelled due to a bomb threat. The other time, court was cancelled because it was under water. (Midwestern massive flooding in 2006.) The other times, I have been able to get a deferral due to breastfeeding.

    Remind me to use Homer Simpson’s excuse next time I get called.

  6. Ferrell Gummitt Says:
    September 20th, 2010 at 9:50 am

    No, probably no danger whatsoever… He was going to the jurors trips to Australia with the taxes paid for, a hug and a big warm glass of milk.

  7. Robert B. Says:
    September 20th, 2010 at 9:52 am

    I’ve been called to jury duty a few times, but never served on one. I was struck once because I designed safety systems (negligent injury trial, prosecution decided I wouldn’t rule in favor of their client), called again while in Baghdad on DOD contract (couldn’t make it back to Texas in time), and once while in PA a couple of years ago. That said, having a defendant know my name and address could be unnerving. That’s why I carry a gun… a cop is too heavy.

  8. John D Says:
    September 20th, 2010 at 10:06 am

    How exactly does the judge know that?

    Because she’s a judge. They know everything. That’s why they get to tell everyone, from cops and teachers to the military, what to do and how to do it. It’s good to be the king/queen.

  9. proof Says:
    September 20th, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Charter members of his fan club.

  10. richard mcenroe Says:
    September 20th, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Judge: Hmmm… admit the court and counsel F’d up or take a chance with the lives of twelve public-spirited citizens and their families, decisions, decisions….

  11. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 20th, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Jon – In Schwarzenegger voice: “Feliz navidad, bitches!”

    Danny – I am exempt from serving, obviously, but the wife is not.

    Hyman – Nor should you, in my opinion.

    Robbie – Just sloppiness, I suppose. Maybe he had his cousin Vinny representing him?

    Kim – One of his funniest lines: “The trick is to say you’re prejudiced against all races.”

    Ferrell – Oreos, too? Sign me up!

    Robert B – Especially a fat one like me.

    John D – Yeah, most of the judges I have dealt with in 16 years have been less than stellar.

    Proof – They’ll be singing “Killing Me Softly” right about now.

    Richard – Always protecting their own.

  12. JT Says:
    September 20th, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    George Carlin said ….

    “If you want to get out of jury duty, just tell the judge you can tell if a person’s guilty just by looking at them.”

  13. Lergnom Says:
    September 20th, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    And people tell me I’m paranoid if I admit to that kind of concern.
    I was on a jury for a murder case a couple of years ago and I’m still varying my route home, just in case.

  14. bob (either orr) Says:
    September 20th, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    It’s people like that who cause unrest… in the rest of us. Methinks this guy should have a date with the last shot.

  15. bob (either orr) Says:
    September 20th, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    And let’s have his lawyer spend about 5 years in Cell Block D.

  16. Old NFO Says:
    September 20th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Obviously SHE is not on the (payback) list… sigh…

  17. Ingineer66 Says:
    September 21st, 2010 at 12:23 am

    Summary executions all around, for the perp and his lawyer or whoever gave him the list.