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How to get out of jury duty

Jesus Christ reports to an Alabama courthouse


 

Jesus Christ was called for jury duty this week in Jefferson County, Ala., but was sent home for being disruptive. Court officials were skeptical at first when a potential juror submitted a name change form with “Jesus Christ” on it. But the 59-year-old Birmingham woman, who previously went by Dorothy Lola Killingworth, assured the presiding judge that was her name. “It raised eyebrows, so I asked her if that were truly her name,” Circuit Court Judge Scott Vowell said. “She assured me that it was. She had her name changed in the Probate Court, and she presented her driver’s license.” Christ was sent to Judge Clyde Jones’s courtroom for a criminal case, but was excused because she was disruptive, court officials said. Court administrator Sandra Turner said she and others in the jury assembly room were somewhat shocked at first when the woman insisted Christ was her name. And when her name was called, several potential jurors laughed out loud. Efforts to reach Christ were unsuccessful.

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