Guilty of first degree murder/verdict watch #2

Discussion in 'Michelle Young' started by Tricia, Mar 5, 2012.

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  1. Candy_Pickletoes

    Candy_Pickletoes New Member

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    I have to respectfully disagree. The jury didn't send JY away for the rest of his life, his actions sent him away for the rest of his life. It's time for JY to take responsibilty for what he did. He didn't have to speak, he had the right to remain silent. Shouldn't the jury afford that same right? JY never had to say a word to anyone, he could have gone through trial #1 with never having opened his mouth to anyone regarding what happened that night. The jury shouldn't have to explain themselves, they were asked to do a job, they did it, and they should be able to go on with their lives without having to speak. JY had the right to remain silent, I think this jury should be afforded that same right.

    MOO :Banane35:
     


  2. Landonsmom02

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    Thanks you GOD!!! Justice was finally served today. It's a great day and Michelle can finally rest in peace!
     
  3. Turtles

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    BBM
    What a beautiful heartfelt post, thanks button was not enough!
     
  4. 3doglady

    3doglady Certified Coffeeaholic

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    Judge Stevens told the jury they were excused if they wanted to leave or could stay for the sentencing, it was their decision.
     
  5. Wolfpack

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    I completely understand your side of the argument (and citygirl posted something similar). I don't think they should be forced to come forward and list their reasons, but I wish they would take it upon themselves to do so. My thoughts would be the same for either verdict. Perhaps its just my experience as an attorney, but putting countless hours into a case, and then having a decision made by someone else, and not knowing *why*, can drive you bananas.

    ETA: To be clear, as I have stated countless times, I am not wanting to take the right of silence away from anyone, not even the jury, but I wish they would be willing to state why they made their decision. I am not asking they be forced, or have to sit down and "explain themselves" like they have done something wrong, but I do wish that at least one would step forward and say "this is why we voted the way we did."
     
  6. karengo

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    I thought I read Dateline producers were in the courtroom Friday.
     
  7. Turnadot

    Turnadot New Member

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    Yes, I too am appreciative when a jury chooses to speak out about their verdict, and perhaps they will, in time.

    IMO
     
  8. Bottle Cap

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    This is the face of domestic violence that people struggle not just to understand, but to even believe when they see it. I said it in a previous post...it's not just some drunk guy staggering around <modsnip>, taking potshots at his <modsnip> wife for having burnt the meatloaf.

    It's your neighbor, smiling at you from the mailbox. Somebody you work with. The woman in a track suit jogging with her baby, the guy who goes to work in a suit. DV isn't black eyes and drunken potshots. It's the process of methodically dismantling another human being by whatever means are available. Verbal abuse, emotional abuse, sexual, financial, physical...even courts can be used to abuse. (To wit, the BC case where NC ended up on trial. That is exactly what an abuser does - turns it all back around on their target, and a court can certainly facilitate that process.)

    There is an overwhelming wall facing people who are victims of DV, and that is the disbelief of others.

    The signs whoosh over the heads of so many at lightening speed. But they're there. We (and by we I mean a substantial chunk of the WS community) could see it clearly in both the BC and JY cases, but there are bezillions of people out there who can't see it. Can't take a person's word for it because it doesn't fit the stereotype. Pshaw it because there's no black eye or broken nose. Believe the abuser, because he or she is so very good at what they do - hey, they roped their victim in, right? Their victims actually loved them at some point.

    NC tried to leave. MY would have tried it had she had the chance. People see this in retrospect, possibly, but does someone really have to be dead before its apparent? We need to have some kind of societal zero tolerance attitude, as we do for child abuse, on this sort of thing. We need to do a better job of teaching our kids what constitutes abuse. You can't always see it, but that doesn't mean it isn't there. And it will escalate until it IS visible.

    For the folks watching this trial who can't see the DV in any of this outside of a severe beating, there is all sorts of info out there you can read. Red flags, patterns of behavior, the power wheel. The subtleties are myriad. The perpetrators are wily.

    I'm so pleased about this verdict, but lord have mercy, the cases just keep coming. I hope people pay attention to this one. I hope at some point courts and juries send a clear message that they're wise to the tricks of the likes of BC and JY and will make them pay for having the audacity to think they can get away with it. We have to be savvier than they are. I think the courts are catching up (i.e. recognizing that courts can actually be a tool of an abuser). Everybody else needs to catch up too.
     
  9. Madeleine74

    Madeleine74 Knower of Things

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    Dateline, 20/20, and TruTV producers were in there.
     
  10. gritguy

    gritguy Verified Expert

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    Glad to see the verdict.

    JY murdered his wife and unborn son. It's ok to remember them now; dissecting JY's lies or trying to defend the fantasies he spun to explain himself are efforts now moot.

    JY counted on everyone agreeing Michelle and Ryan weren't worth the effort to remember. He was wrong. They still matter and what could be done for them - the conviction of their killer - has been done.

    I'm chiming in from a long way away from Wake county today, but I am glad the news made it down to me.
     
  11. waltzingmatilda

    waltzingmatilda Verified Insider-Roy Moore

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    I just saw the judge read the verdict on JVM and JLY had NO reaction at all. It was like he expected to be found guilty. I think he knew the gig was over. MOO

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  12. ynotdivein

    ynotdivein Retired WS Staff

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    Beth Karras mentioning on JVM that the jurors asked to review 12 items of evidence earlier today, were shown 11 items. I would like to know what those items might have been. And I fully respect the jurors' requests for privacy and am ok with not ever knowing for sure.
     
  13. Candy_Pickletoes

    Candy_Pickletoes New Member

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    BBM - My apologies, I think we were posting at the same time. I, too, would love to pick their brains, however always respect their privacy.

    A question, I thought that in many cases the jury did speak to each side after a verdict....I guess I'm wrong about that? I didn't think they talked publicly, just to each team.

    If I ever serve on a jury, I would be willing to speak to each attorney but would never be willing to discuss my decision making with the general public.
     
  14. hindsight2020

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    I know this has been said before, but I need to say it again. . .I was most impressed with Judge Stephens!

    He was poignant and succinct in laying down the hammer when addressing the convicted murderer! Way to go Judge!
     
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    Anybody know if Gracie was on Vinnie's show? I didn't see her on there but I might have missed it.
     
  16. JustJax

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    Goofy people that phone in to the shows...everyone knows they have to turn their tele's down because of the delay...:doh:
     
  17. gracielee

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    From what I understood the judge to say, he gave them that choice. And those who wanted to stay for the verdict and sentencing, did stay.
     
  18. Wolfpack

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    This does happen, but not always. I know that very few, if any, of the cooper jurors spoke to either side. Maybe 1, if that?
     
  19. waltzingmatilda

    waltzingmatilda Verified Insider-Roy Moore

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    I didn't see her pjcitizen but I was distracted for part of his show. A snip of Gracie's testimony was just shown on JVM. I am so glad the jury believed her testimony. She may have problems, I dunno, but I don't think Gracie is dumb. JLY's face is memorable, IMO.
     
  20. gracielee

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    I didn't hear that they would *never* speak. I heard the judge to say they wanted to be left alone for a couple days. And then he gave the jurors the option to speak or not speak. He simply said to the press, leave them alone for today, they want to go home and not speak today.
     
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