Potential juror in Parkland shooting trial uses ‘sugar daddy’ as reason to be excused
A prospective juror in the sentencing phase of the Parkland shooting trial used an interesting excuse when asking to be dismissed.
On Monday during the first day of jury selection, the woman gave Broward County Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer multiple reasons she could not be on the panel.
“First of all, let me clarify myself,” the potential juror said. “July seventh is my birthday, the fourth is my son’s birthday and the eighteenth is my other son, so that aint gonna out work for me.”
After going over the dates a second time with Scherer, the woman then provided another reason she felt she couldn’t serve on the jury.
“Then again, I need to figure out something,” the woman continued. “I have my sugar daddy that I see every day.”
Scherer paused before saying she wasn’t exactly sure what the woman meant.
“Well, I’m married, and I have my sugar daddy, and I see him every day,” the woman replied.
She was later excused by the judge.
The Jurors that are being selected will decide whether convicted Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz will be sentenced to death or life without the possibility of parole.
Scherer will eventually see the seating of 12 jurors and eight alternates on the panel.