Messenger: Jury foreman pleads for leniency in case where law, not facts, dictated outcome | Tony Messenger

Jason Cummings voted to convict an “innocent” man of second-degree murder. So did the other jurors he led as foreperson in a trial in St. Louis in February. That’s what Cummings wrote to Circuit Court Judge Katherine Fowler in a letter asking her to go easy when she sentences 52-year-old Robert D. Smith on May …

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