3/12/2003 10:12:00 AM
by The MinuteMan
Ronald Dixon Aims For "Jury Nullification"
We have been following the travails
of Ronald Dixon, the young Navy vet who shot a career criminal outside his toddler's bedroom, and now faces an illegal weapons possession charge.
In the latest wrinkle
, the DA has offered to reduce the charge to attempted possession of a weapon. However, this is not a charge for which Dixon could demand a jury trial.
Dixon and his attorneys have rejected the reduced charge and are preparing for a jury trial, at which point, if there is justice in the world, the jury will laugh the DA out of court.
UPDATE: Well, the NY Times tells us that the defense can not successfully oppose a reduction in the charge
. Evidently, the result will be a non-jury trial.