Verified Health Professional - Registered Nurse
- Apr 9, 2005
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I haven't been following all this as closely as you folks have, so forgive the intrusion. But here is what I think happened...
It was a delaying tactic, but not as a "hail Mary, let's try to save her". Rather, because of all the attempts at declaring this a mistrial, I think that this was designed to keep the jury busy throughout the 4th of July.
Because the Judge promised the jurors they'd be out by the 4th, would be able to take their vacations/spend time with family, et cetera. If it can be demonstrated that the judge promised something to the jurors, and "lied", then a mistrial would be a reasonable remedy. It would foster illwill towards the court, and would also be an issue on appeal, as well.
That's my idea...and worth about zip; it will be interesting to read the motion.
Worth much more than zip!!!!! ITA except I believe the jury will see this as a failure of the defense not the judge. There weren't delays like this during the states CIC. :seeya: