Juror: ‘It was the hardest decision of my life’

WASHINGTON — One of the jurors in former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s corruption trial took to Facebook on Thursday to express her feelings.

“It was the hardest decision of my life,” Robin Trujillo wrote at 4:23 p.m., hours after the trial ended.

“Even though the law and facts were the basis for our decisions it was so very difficult to experience the reactions of the govenor (sic) and family. Just very relieved it is over.”

CBS 6 first reported Trujillo’s posting.

Trujillo was one of five women and seven men who found McDonnell guilty on 11 counts and his wife guilty on eight counts of corruption and one of obstruction.

Here’s the full posting:

    “After six weeks of silence and many many tiring days I am finally legally able to talk about being on the jury for the trial of the VA govenor and wife and as of today it is finally over. Our decision was reached today. . I have to say it was the hardest decision of my life. Even though the law and facts were the basis for our decisions it was so very difficult to experience the reactions of the govenor and family. Just very relieved it is over.”

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