I don't think it's ghoulish. I'd go if you can if you take such a strong interest in the case. Take plenty of notes. You'll probably hear distressing things and it may be upsetting, but it may help you in dealing with it. That said, it may not be a good trial, a possibility that's always there, but if it's a well-run trial with a measure of justice in the outcome, it can help.
Agree with Oliver: It's not ghoulish.
In fact you'll be doing your civic duty.
There's a quote; "justice must be seen to be done" - and maybe the local rag will be there maybe not - so who will see it?
Huge caseload backlog in the courts too, COVID and funding cuts
Driver pleaded guilty to death by careless driving, but no word yet on sentencing. I didn't go to the hearing, couldn't really find the time unfortunately. Reading between the lines of the report I would guess he just drove in the back of them, probably looking at his phone or otherwise distracted; but obviously no evidence or witnesses so he gets off with careless driving.
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