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Resource ID: #21090
Subject: Justice
Source: Daily News-Miner (Fairbanks, Alaska)
Date: March 2



In the final trial of the controversial 1997 John Hartman murder case, this story reveals how the jury broke long standing legal traditions to conduct a street experiment for verifying the validity of the testimony of a key witness. This leads to the jury's handing over two sentences of 33 and 79 years each to two young men. The ruling, which one of the judges later acknowledge will strike many as unfair, is now on appeal.

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