From: Executive News Svc. [72135,424]
Subj: AP 07/18 PsychicJuror
DENVER (AP) -- A woman who described herself as a psychic and was
excused from a jury after announcing she already knew the verdict
predicted in a sealed note to the judge that the defendant would be
found guilty, and he was.
Daryl Keith Pitts, 18, was convicted Thursday of burglary, two
days after District Judge Robert Fullerton released Lynette Todd
from jury duty. Todd, in a note that Fullerton kept sealed in his
desk, predicted the outcome.
Fullerton opened the note in chambers, watched by lawyers on
both sides and all 12 jurors, who learned of the note only after
returning their own verdict.
"I believe Mr. Pitts did commit the crime," Todd wrote.
Todd, told of the news at her job as a secretary at St. Joseph
Hospital, said she knew as soon as she saw Pitts, even before
knowing the charges against him, that he was guilty.
She said she has taken and taught classes on psychic powers but
doesn't use her abilities professionally. "I think everyone has
psychic ability," she said. "You just have to develop it."