Agree. This was a thoughtful jury. Even on the heels of being insulted by Maline's death penalty argument. I give them so much credit for hanging in so long and staying focused. They have spoken. And,I believe them. Peace to the McStays and Arandas. Your long nightmare has at least been eased by justice being served.Wow. They thought about it, they really thought about it. As a former San Bernardinian, I must say the confidence I felt in the jury here was not misplaced. First Guilty on all four counts, with the special circumstance. Now DP times 3 and one LWOP.
I don't believe the jury thought Joey's life was any less valuable than that of his wife and children. I think that they would have spared CM's life for the one atrocious, greed-filled act, but that the rest of the family with whom he did not have a business relationship were true innocents.
He has to be sent to Death Row now and even if it's overturned on appeals or by virtue of politics, he's not walking out of prison ever.