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Will Rebecca Hill Face Charges For Jury Tampering?

Will Rebecca Hill Face Charges For Jury Tampering?

Update: 2023-09-19
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In a recent episode of the "Hidden Killers" podcast, Tony Brueski dives deep into the sensational case and the looming question that many have been wondering about: Did jury tampering skew the verdict of the high-profile Murdoch trial? Bob Motta, Defense Attorney and host of the podcast "Defense Diaries", weighed in with his perspectives.

 

 Motta speaks about the current developments, or lack thereof, in Rebecca Hill's side, who is at the heart of the tampering allegations. "There has not been a lot coming from Becky Hills camp at all," Motta says. As we wade through the claims, the social media chatter, and the intricacies of the case, the main point of contention remains whether any conversation that Hill, an elected official, had with the jury could be deemed as tampering. Motta firmly believes, "If she said one word about anything relating to the trial, about anything relating to him testifying, about believing or not, I believe it's jury tampering."

 

 This isn’t just about the nuance of legal talk but goes to the very heart of the American judicial system. Jurors are tasked with a civic duty that requires them to remain impartial, unbiased, and uninfluenced. For a person in a position of authority, like Hill, to potentially wield influence on this sacred group is unsettling, to say the least. Motta elaborates, "Jurors just don't know...It's an incredibly unusual situation...they looked at [Hill] in a different light than anyone else in that courthouse."

 

 But at the center of this case is a defendant, Murdoch, whose reputation is less than stellar. Described by Motta as someone who has allegedly stolen "millions of dollars of his client's funds", Murdoch's character has been tried and judged by the public. Yet, Motta reminds listeners that regardless of personal feelings about Murdoch, "He still deserves a fair trial. And if he didn’t get that, then that needs to be corrected." He continues, "Unless we want a country that doesn't have a constitution...we have to abide by the rules."

 

 The larger issue isn’t just about Murdoch or Hill, but the sanctity of the judicial process itself. As Motta points out, "We're protecting the constitution. That's the bigger picture."

 

 The case, given its high-profile nature, also brings up the challenge of finding an impartial jury. Motta shared his experience with a previous high-profile case, where polling indicated that over 90% of potential jurors had already formed an opinion about the case based on media reports. The Murdoch case, having achieved global attention, presents even greater challenges. Motta questions, "I just don't know where they're impaneling a jury that's not gonna have heard about this case."

 

 The podcast episode wrapped up by touching on other intriguing cases, like the Valo trial, showcasing the labyrinthine intricacies of the justice system and the complex moral and ethical dilemmas that come with it.

 

 So, what happens next? As new developments unfold and more information becomes available, the verdict on jury tampering remains uncertain. But one question lingers: Can the sanctity of the jury trial ever truly be protected in an age of information overload and media trials?

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Will Rebecca Hill Face Charges For Jury Tampering?

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