THE widow of a juror who killed himself after serving on what was believed Victoria's longest murder trial is suing the Justice Department for compensation, claiming the case caused or aggravated his depressive illness.More.
The court case was regarding the Salt Night Club Killings in Melbourne.
James Huynh, 19, was chased from the nightclub down Chapel St in South Yarra before being hacked to death with samurai swords and knives close to the Yarra River on July 8, 2002.
His two cousins Nam, 21, and Viet Huynh, 25, drowned after jumping into the river to escape their attackers, fearing they would be chopped up.
Perhaps there should be more screening of jurors prior to particularly violent cases?