Watching the posters on WRAL - and wondering how a jury will be influenced. Especially with the verdict in the Raymond Cook 2nd degree murder (DUI) trial and how 2 holdout jurors made the conviction go to a lesser charge... Do we expect to see the depositions created during the custody battle to be entered into evidence/ played / discussed more in depth? Do we expect to see the "state of their marriage" delved into? Their finances? I suspect the state will do this as they build the case for motive - but - what else will be brought up on the defense side? Will there be discussions of the infidelity? (on both sides) I suspect there will be to give reasonable doubt, or to infer that someone else may have had motive. The reason I am asking is that I am not so sure the jury will be able to weed through all the drama and stick to the facts. I am worried that in somehow painting Nancy as less than perfect somehow calls into question Brad's motive, or somehow "justifies" something or makes them angry at the victim and less likely to convict someone who they can somehow identify with. I think the Raymond Cook deal got me thinking. GOLO has to be more representative of the jury pool than WS. And - most folks on GOLO simply could NOT understand that 2nd degree didn't have to mean that you intended to kill someone, only that you had willful disregard or such. I truly believe that they kept thinking "oh - it was an accident" or "I know I have driven drunk a few times and I would never mean to kill someone" - and 2 holdout jurors forced the lesser conviction. If Brad somehow gets painted with a brush that shows him as hardworking, trying to provide for his family and a wife that was never happy (even with more material possessions that many folks seated on the jury) - do they stop looking at his motive and be less concerned about finding justice? I don't think this would be overt - as in "she was ungrateful and deserved it" - but I think that we all somehow get less up in arms when the victim is less "perfect" and it would appear that evidence here is likely to be fairly circumstantial. Can you tell I want this thing to get underway already???