Hung Jury

The Diary of a Menendez Juror

Hazel Thornton
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PB: $22.95
EAN: 978-1-4399-1513-4
Publication: Nov 16

206 pages
5.5 x 8.25

A reissued edition of a riveting account of serving on the jury of a high-profile murder trial

Read an excerpt from the 2016 Preface (pdf).


More than two decades after serving as a juror on the high-profile seven-month murder trial People v. Erik Galen Menendez, Hazel Thornton updates her book Hung Jury with a new preface and a postscript essay of observations about the Menendez brothers’ second trial.

Includes psychological commentary by Lawrence S. Wrightsman and Amy J. Posey, and legal commentary by Alan Scheflin.

About the Author(s)

Hazel Thornton was a telecommunications engineer in Pasadena, California, at the time of the first trial. She is now a professional organizer living in Albuquerque, New Mexico and author of Go with the Flow! The Clutter-Clearing Tool Kit for an Organized Life. Visit her online at