- Feb 24, 2013
- Reaction score
I'm reading everything I can about this. I'm on both sides of this right now, so I'm not arguing, MB. I appreciate your discussing it with me.
The 11 + alternates said in the presser that they feel like they failed, so their anger with her was pretty up front.
On one hand, I know that not everyone is able to verbalize their opinions in a group, especially in an emotional group who all disagree with you. It sounded like she said that she felt that the mitigation was enough to spare JA's life and she believed the DT's warped depiction of Travis. She couldn't back it up, but I re-read the juror instructions that I have, and I do not see anywhere that she has to.
On the other hand, come on! There's no mitigation. They tried everything to get her to see the weak and/or lack of mitigation and she wouldn't consider it.
So maybe this was just her honest belief.
Maybe she did not re-examine her own views.
For now, I will attribute to her the best possible motive consistent with the facts I have right now.
Her husband seems like a nice guy.
source: http://www.eversnark.com/final-jury-instructions/ 2013 instructions transcribed from file offered on paywall site
BBM ~ Not so sure about that. If it's the guy which I will not name on this forum, is the guy who has been floating around Twitter-land, he has been sentenced twice and in jail for 4 years.