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McDonnell juror stands by original verdict

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

In the wake of the Supreme Court decision involving the case of former Governor Bob McDonnell, we talk to a juror from his original case.

Supreme Court justices claimed the jury instructions were "too vague" and "too broad"- something that Kathleen Carmody disagrees with.

"They made perfect sense to me, obviously. And they were sufficient for me to make a decision with the 11 other jurors, comfortably," said Carmody.

Carmody says she's frustrated following the Supreme Court's decision.

"I was still shocked, I think I was shocked more than anything that it was 8-0, that there was no one that said differently," said Carmody.

She stands by the work she and that jury did.

"I just have to reassure myself that this is beyond the scope of my understanding. There was something beyond what I understand about laws. But yes, when I was sitting in that jury box for six weeks, it was clear to me that something sketchy was going on, that this wasn't right... and outright illegal – hence the guilty verdict."

She doesn't feel there will be a retrial, but she does think laws should be put in place so that the idea of bribes and special treatment will be wiped out.

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