Closing Arguments- Chase Merritt Charged W/Murder of Joseph, Summer, Gianni and Joe Jr McStay #2

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  1. ehenson88

    ehenson88 Well-Known Member

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    Honestly I believe they are likely overwhelmed with exhibits, they are probably trying to weed out information not throw more into the mix
     
  2. katydid23

    katydid23 On Time Out

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    If they are mostly in their 40's, many may have school aged kids that need their parents home after school or for school or sports events. It its also graduation time, etc.
     
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    I try to make any appointments or run errands after 9 and prior to 11a.m. After that, it's ridiculous. Even on the surface streets around my house. The freeways are just crazy. And people drive like IDIOTS.
     
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    geevee Well-Known Stickie

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    Same around here, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., or 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., any other time, prepare to suffer in traffic h*ll.
     
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  5. MsFacetious

    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    That was my point to the original poster. Leaving the courthouse at 4pm isn't going to beat any traffic at all. In fact it's likely the very worst time to go anywhere.

    I have 2 sisters in Southern California.
     
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  6. Sulamith

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    Especially, if the jurors are coming from Hesperia or Apple Valley. That Bear Valley Bridge is a cluster.
     
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  7. Mony Mony

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    But leaving at 3:30ish is WAY better that leaving closer to 5, traffic-wise.
    Someone mentioned end of the school year activities. I am leaning towards that as the reason for the early departure.
    Cabo, any school districts there still in session?
     
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    Thinking this maybe: they have come to a verdict, maybe agreed to sleep on it one more night, and if all still of same mind as they are today, will sign paperwork tomorrow morning.
     
  9. MsFacetious

    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    Traffic could also be the reason for the long lunches.
     
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    Recidivist On Time Out

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    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 1m1 minute ago
    #McStay - Reading through the answer and affidavits regarding alternate jurors being approached last week by a member of the defense team/documentary. "Defense counsel is not responsible for the actions of Robert Wallace...."

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  13. Frankie Hellis

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    By lunchtime tomorrow we will be down to the last 9 possible votes as being correct:
    For how long will the McStay jurors deliberate?
    Poll closed Tuesday at 1:33 PM.

    1. <8 hours
      5 vote(s)
      14.7%

    2. 8.1 - 14 hours
      4 vote(s)
      11.8%
    3. *
      14.1 - 20 hours
      8 vote(s)
      23.5%

    4. 20.1 - 26 hours
      8 vote(s)
      23.5%

    5. 26.1 - 32 hours
      3 vote(s)
      8.8%

    6. Over 32 hours
      6 vote(s)
      17.6%
     
  14. katydid23

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    Right. But it is also graduation time in many local schools and colleges. Also recitals and sports events. Some jurors could have family going to graduation practices, ceremonies or parties that they need to attend. Leaving at 3:45 instead of 4:45 makes a lot of sense, imho.
     
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  16. katydid23

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    Oh Come on, ffs. They need a 'court order' to tell them they cannot contact jurors during deliberation period?
     
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    JD Crighton‏ @JDCrighton 10m10 minutes ago
    #McStay: Defense filed a brief in opposition to possible contempt sanctions against defense counsel for Robert Wallace, a member of the defense team for Charles Merritt since approximately 2016, contact with two alternates.

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    JD Crighton‏ @JDCrighton 8m8 minutes ago
    #McStay: Declaration of Robert Wallace.

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    JD Crighton‏ @JDCrighton 5m5 minutes ago
    #McStay: Statement of Suzanne Serdahely, Mitigation Specialist (part 1)

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    JD Crighton‏ @JDCrighton 5m5 minutes ago
    #McStay: Declaration of Suzanne Serdahely, Mitigation Specialist (Part 2)

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    JD Crighton‏ @JDCrighton 3m3 minutes ago
    #McStay: Declaration of Suzanne Serdahely (Part 3)

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    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 1m1 minute ago
    #McStay - Defense attorney James McGee's affidavit states He doesn't remember specifically saying anything to Mr. Wallace about juror contact after jury selection but says he would have addressed it before jury selection.

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  20. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    I'm appalled that he's taking the fifth. For what possible reason can he not attend court and tell the !@#$%^ truth about what happened. It just makes him look like a total dirtbag IMO.

    So can the judge still find him guilty and sentence him criminallyÉ (that is supposed to be a question mark at the end of that sentence).
     
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