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Courthouse gets 200 extra jurors

Sept. 21, 2011 at 11:12 AM

FRESNO, Calif., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Officials at a California court said an erroneous computer entry resulted in 300 people showing up for jury duty, 200 more than were required.

Sherry Spears, juror and public services manager for the Fresno County Superior Court, said an employee made a wrong computer entry, resulting in long lines forming outside of the jury assembly room, The Fresno (Calif.) Bee reported Wednesday.

Spears said 100 of the potential jurors were retained for two courtrooms and the other 200 were given the opportunity of waiting to see if they would be needed or calling back at 5 p.m. for future instructions.

Spears said court employees gave the potential jurors free parking passes to lessen the stress of the experience.

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