GUILTY Chase Merritt Charged W/Murder of Joseph, Summer, Gianni and Joe Jr McStay #4

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  1. Meemaw12

    Meemaw12 Well-Known Member

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    I think so too.
     


  2. My3Sons

    My3Sons Well-Known Member

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    Can one of our resident attorneys explain to me why he is allowed to show and argue against opening and closing statements, which the jury is instructed are NOT evidence?
     
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  3. Edmo

    Edmo Well-Known Member

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    About the Trooper on the 8th Mr Maline. CM BURIED the MS Family on the 6th and then planted the Trooper on the 8th to make people believe they went to Mexico.
     
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  4. Shiloh4242

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    I could understand if he would be promoting 'doubt' in their minds - saying, in essence, there's not that much direct evidence, you deliberated for 5 days, if you're not that sure, then don't vote death. But instead, he's boring the jury to tears rehashing the case. They are probably watching the clock, just waiting for this to end, so they can get in the room.

    I don't think though that we'll get a quick decision, I think it will be at least a day, because they took 5 days to reach a verdict, and that tells me the foreperson is letting everyone have their say. This is a horrific decision to have to make, especially if you have any lingering doubt, and people want to talk through their emotions.

    Does the prosecution get a rebuttal, or once he stops droning on, is it just jury instructions and off to the jury room?
     
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    geevee Well-Known Stickie

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    I thought I remembered your nickname - welcome back, Shiloh!
     
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  6. Meemaw12

    Meemaw12 Well-Known Member

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    Jurors remember this

    CM says clearly

    “I was the LAST person to see Joseph McStay.”

    What more can ya say???
     
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    geevee Well-Known Stickie

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    Tuba? I miss her a lot.
     
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  8. Shiloh4242

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    I used to be "shiloh42", so I went with something close. Thanks for the welcome back!
     
  9. geevee

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    And McGee can only be worse with his shouting and hysterical-sounding angst.
     
  10. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    oh lawd yes
    just wasn't sure if he had help
     
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    Oh my word.Why is the judge allowing this?
    The jury has spoken.
    They want to go home.
     
  12. geevee

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    Like most of their defense, this isn't helping their client.
     
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    They know all this Maline. The jury was there for the friggin testimony. MOO
     
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    IMO, this might have been an effective strategy in closing for the guilt phase. The reason he did not give this closing in that phase is he knew when the PT got up to deliver rebuttal, they would absolutely obliterate him and the smoke and mirrors he's trying to sell. He's doing it now because he knows they don't get another chance to address the jury. I still think it's the wrong strategy, it's insulting to the jury and the work they did to come to a verdict, and it will backfire.
     
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    Being in San Diego, I was very much interested in the disappearance of the McStays and tried to follow the trial but there was too much to wade through to get to the facts.
     
  16. citygirl

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    OMG. Most of them have tuned him out!
     
  17. LadyL

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    that was short and not-so-sweet
     
  18. Edmo

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    He FINALLY said a truth !!
     
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    If I was one of these jurors and this guy basically told me he hopes I can live my life with the guilt of my incorrect decision, I would be furious. Sheesh.
     
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    The comment about "character assassination" is real rich coming from the defense. Maybe they could ask Mikey, Dan, or McGywer about character assassination?
     
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