77
      Thursday
      92 / 67
      Friday
      90 / 67
      Saturday
      90 / 64

      Jurors say Perry indictment based on facts, law

      Some members of the grand jury say they're offended at Perry's suggestion that their deliberations were politically motivated.

      Some members of the grand jury that indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry say they're offended at Perry's suggestion that their deliberations were politically motivated.

      Four jurors tell the Houston Chronicle ( http://bit.ly/1uUG16W ) they avoided political considerations during the process.

      Juror Scott Hillman says Perry's dismissive comments following the Friday indictment are "disrespectful."

      Hillman says the group attended eight sessions over the course of five months. He says the jurors were simply swayed by facts.

      Perry faces a two-count indictment alleging he abused power when he vetoed money going to a Travis County prosecutors' unit. One of the felony charges is punishable by five to 99 years in prison.

      Perry says he vetoed the money after Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg refused to resign following a drunken-driving arrest.