Sunday, October 05, 2003

Wanda Wins! Questions Still Remain

I reported last week on this bizarre story of a woman who claims to have been locked in a storage bay for over two months. If the permalink doesn't work, look for the post "Too Many Questions Remain."

The jury returned a verdict against the storage company and Wanda won $100,000! Of course, she was seeking $10 million, so it's a bit of a letdown for her. As always in the press, you have to read to the bottom of the story for the fun stuff:
Hudson was vague about why she was in the storage unit so late on Nov. 7, and denied she heard the metal door close. Parkway's attorney, Burt Taylor, suggested she was sleeping and, furthermore, that she had been living in the unit. She denied Taylor's supposition.

Hudson claimed she was staying with a sister in West Mobile, but under cross examination from Taylor, said that no one filed a missing persons report, despite the lengthy time she spent in the unit.

Jurors declared Monday they were deadlocked and could not reach a verdict. But Mobile County Circuit Judge Rick Stout urged the jury to try harder, which two hours later yielded the $100,000 verdict.
Wouldn't you have liked to have been in that jury room?

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