Discussion in 'Trials' started by liltexans, Jul 2, 2017.
2 people saved Christensen's life, says alternate juror
Are we sure the jury instructions did not ask that they vote based on raw emotion?
From the article Kitty just posted:
"“As each family testified, it certainly affected you mentally and you associated it with whatever family was testifying at the time,” Bob said. “To hear that outpouring of emotion from family and friends, you associate with that. So first, it was one way and then you hear from the other family and it’s another way.”
i just threw the link up ... awful, isn't it?
Defense objected strenuously to a few videos from China of YY's friends describing her life while bringing in every possible relative of BC's as character witnesses...
I felt sick. I still do..
I didn't even want to see that article
JMO...The voir dire process seems to flawed.
On the radio today, the family attorney says the family will be meeting with prosecutors next week on how to move forward with searching for her.
It sounds to me like "Bob" may have voted for life as well if given the chance, but it is hard to say....
That's key. I think the two who made a big deal about alcohol + antidepressants were the ones who wanted to spare him, BUT..... they didn't want their mercy leading to him getting out eventually and killing again, or killing in prison. When that aggravator was not found, and Shadid clarified that he would be in prison for life, future dangerousness was no longer an issue for them. they were free to vote for mercy, as they wanted. At some point during all this, someone pointed out that even in prison for life, BC could still be dangerous from inside to people on the outside. He might make friends in prison who might get out eventually and emulate him. Enough jurors were able to say that he wasn't "charismatic" enough to likely do this. That probably further ensured the two that their mercy wouldn't come back to haunt them and cost someone their life
So, convinced that BC wasn't a threat to anyone, and with enough other jurors agreeing with them on the lack of dangerousness, those two jurors were free to vote with their hearts.
I may be all wet, but those two additional mitigating factors had to be key. The fact that they were added means they must have been of critical importance to the process
Sad that those two jurors, when faced with the brutality of what he did and the remorselessness of what he did and continues to do to her family, could STILL let drugs and alcohol, and probably some other BS factors, outweigh the pain and suffering he has caused and continues to cause.
This little blurb is garbage.. He might have a background in Science, but he can't speed up time and change chemistry. Likely he dismembered her and found a way to disperse her. He also can't generate the chemicals to destroy her out of thin air. He'd have to buy them somehow. He'd have to buy them beforehand as well -and he'd have to have a location where he could do this undisturbed
Yo, Bob...... Remember BC's father's testimony? Remember what he said? How he could accept a sentence of death...... ?
He continues to show himself to be a worse and worse individual. Still concerned with himself.
I hope he is tormented by all the relationships Michele will have in the future and everything he will be excluded from in her life.
He won’t be walking the streets again. It’s just not happening. Things didn’t go that sideways in this case.
I thought it was nauseating too. How can the AP report this ignorance. Science is not magic! Are readers supposed to read this and say, "Well, he knew science. No reason to bother searching." What?
I think there has to be a limit to the so called mitigating factors jurors can fabricate in sentencing deliberations. You mean to tell me that as a juror, I can listen to all the facts and evidence presented by the state and the defense, read the jury's instructions, and then write in my verdict form :
"I think aliens abducted and mind-controlled the defendant, then dropped him off from the spaceship and made him kill. The defendant has no prior offenses, so it was the aliens."
There has to be limits , some standard, by which these juror-concocted "mitigating factors" are allowed or disallowed. Someone has to look at them to make sure they are reasonable.
You have to hurt him where it really hurts him if you want to get him to come to the table. He got what he wanted. Life. He's a remorseless b@stard. He doesn't care about the family. He doesn't care about their pain. He cares about what he wants and needs. He doesn't care *that* much about his family. He hadn't seen many of them in years. When he requested a prison to be assigned to, he didn't request one close to where his family members reside. Instead, he requested Tucson, AZ.
Tucson?!? Why Tucson?
He wants easy access to Michelle. She is living in Arizona now..
They need to do everything in their legal power to make it a pain in the @ss for Michelle to come and see him. Everything in their legal power to make it difficult for Michelle to communicate with him.
It is time to get REAL information out of him. Even if it is that he destroyed the body, and not what the Zhangs want to hear, at the very least, it would end their suffering to an extent in that they would not be fruitlessly searching forever, and forever becoming more and more despondent and depressed and desperate that they were failing to find her. It would end the suffering of Ambiguous Loss. I hope that it isn't the case that she was destroyed, I hope that he dismembered her and dispersed her, and that there is a chance that at least *something* can be found. But whatever the case may be, it is time to play tough with him. HE is no longer presumed innocent now. He is convicted and sentenced. He has rights still, but they are curtailed due to his incarceration and status as a convict.
Do whatever you can to hit him where it hurts....... and keep doing it........ and make it abundantly clear that you will keep doing it until he stops being such a complete and total monstrous pr*ck and puts and end to this ridiculous notion that YY's remains (or information on them) are his damn trophy to do with as he pleases.
Hit. Him. Where. It. Hurts.
Yes, but let's hold off on that until *after* we get all we can out of him regarding the location of her remains........
BC's own father said in his testimony that he could accept a sentence of death.
While I'm sure he wouldn't really actually vote for it, you could make the argument that his own dad would have been more likely to vote for the death sentence than these two jurors who were persuaded by the totally concocted "It was the rum plus the antidepressants!!! The rum plus the antidepressants made me do it!!!!!"- mitigating factor....................
This. Aint no way he's getting to Tucson until the Zhangs have something they can take home to China for proper burial.....
He’s obsessed with Michelle. They need to use that obsession to their advantage.
It’s too bad she wasn’t a better person. She could have helped get closure for YY’s family if she had been inclined to.
How can this fly? How? Especially when all 12 jurors agreed the aggravating factors were proven.