Jury of 900 Takes Anonymous Vote to Decide Case Outcome
- The jury pool was 900 people
- James was chosen for jury duty and was aware it might be the case in question
- James had not paid close attention to the case until he was chosen as a juror
- The jury took an anonymous vote at the beginning to get an idea of where everyone stood
- They went through all questions people had, referring back to evidence when needed
- At the end, they took another vote and went through all details and facts again
- They also made sure nobody felt peer pressured into anything, or that they weren’t sure of their vote
- Writing things down was not allowed but they were able to jot down questions during 15 minute breaks.
Pauls Convincing Performance at Trial Leads to Uncertain Verdict
- Paul was seen shooting a gun with his friend
- The casings found at the crime scene were matched to the same gun, which was identified as belonging to his family
- Paul’s reactions to the evidence and verdict were observed throughout the trial
- Alex’s own testimony was important in proving that he was in fact at the crime scene
- Eye contact between Paul and jurors was rare
- Paul showed some tears during the trial but their genuineness is uncertain
- Paul has a talent for being convincing, likely by mixing truth with lies.
Unusual Defendant Takes the Stand as Jury Weighs Evidence in Court Case
- The defendant taking the stand was unusual and his memory of detail varied
- The jury tried to weigh evidence both ways
- The prosecutor went into details concerning financial information
- All evidence presented was important and should be taken into account
- Everyone involved worked hard and displayed a variety of styles.
Jury Unites After Weeks of Deliberations in Difficult Case
- Jurors were tired and unified after six weeks of deliberating
- Judge Newman conducted the trial well, and the defendant chose not to apologize for his actions
- Juror James respected the judiciary system by wearing a tie each day, representing the community
- Prayers were important in helping jurors come to their decision
- It was a difficult time for the family, but jurors tried to keep personal feelings out of their decision and focus on evidence
- James is mature for his age and needs more time to process what he has seen.
Jurors Weigh Difficult Evidence in Long-Lasting Trial
- The jurors discussed how they felt after the trial
- They noted that it was difficult to view some of the evidence and this may stay with them for a long time
- They discussed the evidence and how it gave them an idea of what happened that night
- Some of the testimony did not add up to them, such as why no dogs were present if Maggie was going to the beach
- They discussed how they believed Alec threw his phone as well as if his testimony impacted their verdict.
Man Guilty of Mosul Property Shooting: Unclear Motive and Evidence Investigated
- The evidence provided by the visit to the mosul property caused the prosecutor to decide guilty
- Evidence of a second shot was questioned, but it appeared that one tripping over a threshold may have lead to an upward shot angle
- The reason why the man committed this act is unknown and thought to be due to various contributing factors
- It is agreed upon that this act should not have happened.