ORIGINAL AIRDATE: April 16th, 1990 —
The testimony of a parakeet is somehow admitted into a high profile murder trial.
MISSION: MacGyver breaks every rule in jurydom to embarrass a defense attorney and solve the case on his own. A surprise witness to the murder is summoned in the form of a old lady’s parakeet.
This week’s highlights include:
Jury sequestration (Law)
Jury sequestration is the isolation of a jury to avoid accidental or deliberate tainting. Although sequestration is rare, publicity surrounding a trial and interested parties may interfere with juror objectivity; a judge may order that a jury be sequestered in order to prevent others from tampering with members of the jury through undue persuasion, threats, or bribes. This occurred most notably during the O.J. Simpson trial.
Check out the article on wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jury_sequestration.