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The First Jury in Madrid.

Trial by jury was put into force for the first time to-day in Madrid, under the new law. Twelve jurymen were sworn in, and the trial was conducted on much the same lines as in other countries. The presiding Judge summed up very fairly. The Court was crowded, many ladies and barristers having assembled to witness such novel judicial proceedings. After a short deliberation the jury acquitted tho accused, a young man who was charged with manslaughter, on the ground that ho had acted in self-defence. Trial by jury has now been in force in many Assize Courts in the provinces since the month of April, with very satisfactory results. There are more convictions than acquittals—in fact, Spanish juries seem disposed to be severe.—‘Daily News,’ May 20.

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The First Jury in Madrid., Issue 7976, 3 August 1889, Supplement

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The First Jury in Madrid. Issue 7976, 3 August 1889, Supplement

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