12 Angry Men

who votes not guilty in the preliminary ballot? what is his rational for doing so? how do the other jurors react?

who votes not guilty etc

Asked by
Last updated by Aslan
Answers 1
Add Yours

All of the jurors vote “guilty,” except for the 8th Juror, who votes “not guilty.” The jurors react violently against this dissenting vote. Ultimately, they decide to go around the table, explaining why they believe the boy to be guilty, in hopes of convincing 8th Juror. When a discussion about the murder weapon, which was identified as the knife purchased by the defendant, a “one-of-a-kind” knife, begins, 8th Juror surprises the others by presenting an identical knife he had purchased in a pawn shop two blocks from where the boy lived a few nights prior, shattering the claim that the knife was so unique and identifiable.