Nothing is wrong with you. The evidence is super strong. No room for "reasonable" doubt in my legal opinion. However, we see that not all humans are logical. Not all can set aside bias and emotion in order to use logic. It happens. We have seen that some have explained why they disbelieve KK is innocent of the actual act of the murder because "I don't think she's getting enough of a sentence or charge for what she did do", so they don't believe her as a result and have decided despite the evidence, to find PF likely didn't commit the actual murder. Because they're upset.
We hope that the state in this case was able to voir dire such possible jurors, out of the jury. I remember my one and only jury trial (I've helped out my law partner by being present and able to assist with certain things but this was the only one where I sat at counsel table. I was second chair). Co-counsel was an incredibly sharp (loved her) big shot international civil trial attorney (I needed the help as all I do are bench trials and this was a family law case with political implications). She and I both liked one potential juror. Her answers during vior dire were great. But my law partner who came to help with voir dire, said, "Get rid of her."
He's a bread and butter, hardworking criminal defense attorney. He does criminal trials constantly. Not a fancy guy. Not rich. Just works his tail off and works on the alternate public defender panel representing indigent criminal defendants. But I felt comfortable that the big shot trial attorney felt the way I did. (And no shade to her, she is insanely brilliant and compassionate, which was also cool). So she and I picked her.
That juror was the lone holdout.
It didn't matter because we didn't need a unanimous verdict and we won. But damn it! Law partner was right.
I think criminal attorneys know their stuff when it comes to voir dire and do the best they can. It's a tricky business and it seems to matter the most in criminal cases. Here's hoping they did well with this jury but I will always fear that someone incapable of setting aside emotion or bias made their way onto that jury until I hear the words, "We the jury find the defendant Patrick Frazee, guilty of murder in the first degree."
Knock on wood and sign of the cross.
Luckily, the worst I believe that could happen is a hung jury. And then we try again.