BOB, it was very obviously hard on the Albaugh family. They declined comment through prosecutors following the verdict.
sammyhain, there was somewhat of a collective gasp after the verdicts were read. I think most people were at least a little surprised.
legallyyours, that's an interesting question. I think the AG's office usually only steps in to help the smaller counties that don't have the staff or experience to handle homicide cases.
For any of you questioning why your comments aren't being posted, we've had a large number of comments and we're trying to comb through them. I'm picking some out just to be representative of a number of questions to answer. We're not going to put up comments of opinions of the verdicts.
AA, I suppose that's possible. We'll have to watch the civil court filings.
wondering, the U.S. Constitution prevents "double jeopardy," that is, being tried twice for the same crime. So, the case is over.
Random, "charges" have to be brought through prosecutors in North Dakota. If you mean a civil suit, I guess that's something I don't know a lot about. I don't know what kind of claims a person accused and acquitted of a crime could have.
I don't think it's unusual for law enforcement to kind of keep an eye out for either side of a controversial case.
For any of you just logging on now, earlier this afternoon the jury found John Unruh not guilty of any homicide charges and of preventing arrest. They had deliberated for approximately eight hours.
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