A judge halted a drug conspiracy trial Tuesday after some jurors were found to have been playing the puzzle game Sudoku while evidence was being given. The trial had been running for 66 days — just enough to complete a dozen or so “evil” Sudoku puzzles.
Sydney District Court Judge Peter Zahra was a bit put out when he discovered the jurors engrossed in Sudoku with two men facing life in prison in the dock. The Sudoku passion will cost the taxpayers an estimated $950,000.
The jurors were ratted out when someone noticed that they were taking vertical rather than horizontal notes. This is why at faculty meetings I work horizontally exclusively and only then use a shield of a large legal textbook. Amateurs.
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