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Followup: Kitsap Prosecutor Dismissed from Jury Duty

February 25th, 2010 by josh farley

Though he made it before a judge during the process, Kitsap County Prosecutor Russell Hauge won’t be sitting on a jury anytime soon.

I reported earlier this week that he’d been called to serve, just like everyone else. He made it to the voir dire process in a criminal case before Kitsap County Superior Court Judge Leila Mills, but that was where it ended.

He was asked this question: Could he presume the defendant innocent since the charging documents were filed in his name. (All official documents out of of Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office, including charging documents, include his name).

“I said no,” Hauge said, and he was dismissed.

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2 Responses to “Followup: Kitsap Prosecutor Dismissed from Jury Duty”

  1. Kitsap Law Blog » Blog Archiv » At least he already has a parking spot at the courthouse… Says:

    [...] He was dismissed in voir dire for a criminal trial. Tags » Author:Matthew Mills Date: Sunday, 21. February 2010 23:46 Trackback: [...]

  2. Hunter Says:

    So Hauge couldn’t say that he believes someone was presumed innocent. Funny how things change. In 1991 he was the defense lawyer for Douglas Stanfield, the only person convicted in the 1989 Bainbridge triple murders. Hauge thought differently then.

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