Dayonte Resiles killed Jill Halliburton Su by stabbing her to death and leaving her lifeless body in a bathtub in her Davie home — on that much, jurors could agree.
But they couldn’t agree on a murder charge, according to the jury forewoman, because three members refused to sign off on a verdict that would send a young Black man to prison for the rest of his life. For a short time, the nine who wanted a first-degree murder conviction were willing to budge. A manslaughter conviction would send Resiles to prison for 15 years, not for life. All 12 jurors signed off on manslaughter late Tuesday.

“I just got a knot in the pit of my stomach. I looked at the defense table. They were just cheering and patting him on the back, like he graduated high school or made the winning touchdown at a football game,” she said. “I thought, what have I done? Is this the world I am creating for my children, a world where someone can get away with murder because of the color of their skin?”

Juror who upended verdict in murder trial has no regrets – South Florida Sun-Sentinel

This is 12 Angry Men but flipped to right a wrong.

Finally, she recalled the advice her husband gave her before the trial started: “Follow the law. Don’t cave.”

She was convinced Resiles did not commit manslaughter on Sept. 8, 2014 — he committed murder. Manslaughter was not her verdict.

“No,” she told the judge. She didn’t agree.

And that did it. It eventually went to Mistrial and Dayonte Resiles will have to face another trial and another Jury because one good woman, one woman of color refused to play political games and respected this Nation of Laws.

She stood tall where others crawled. She has my admiration and respect.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

9 thoughts on ““Follow the law. Don’t cave.””
  1. That likely means the murderer will go free. IANAL warning, but anecdotally I have seen more re-trials after a mistrial go “not guilty” than guilty.

    What is scarier is that three people used SJW progressive propaganda to guilt the other nine into letting this murderer get away with a light sentence. If it happened here, and a single juror spoke up, how many times has it happened across the nation?

    1. CB, you may well be right about the ultimate outcome. That doesn’t in any way diminish the value of what happened here. It’s a good thing for the racism of the justice system to be exposed in this way.

  2. Sometimes, to quote a much-misused panel from a comic book, all you can do is plant yourself by a tree besides the river of truth and say:

    “No. You move.”

  3. I have a sneaking suspicion that blacks are going to end up regretting that they allowed a bunch of rich white democrats to make depraved criminals the face of their demographic.

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