***Jury Recommends DEATH for Mark Sievers*** Penalty/Sentencing Phase

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  1. dixiegirl1035

    dixiegirl1035 Well-Known Member

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    I didn't even think they were supposed to research the jury rules. That they were supposed to listen to the judge only.

    As to the other juror who had co-workers asking about it, I would have thought that all the jurors were telegraphed a very strong statement when this was brought up before. The co-workers should know better. Perhaps Human Nature to just comment on but not really asking about if you know what I mean.
     
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  2. TTF14

    TTF14 Spaceship Headlight Pattern Expert

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    Why is everyone on the defense side wearing purple?
     
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  3. MsArk

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    Mark looks like he may lose his cookies again this morning.
     
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  4. dixiegirl1035

    dixiegirl1035 Well-Known Member

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    I didn't even think they were supposed to research the jury rules. That they were supposed to listen to the judge only.

    As to the other juror who had co-workers asking about it, I would have thought that all the jurors were telegraphed a very strong statement when this was brought up before. The co-workers should know better. Perhaps Human Nature to just comment on but not really asking about if you know what I mean.

    I too would like to see the juror interview and I cannot find a link to it.

    Wait until you get to a certain age and you wake up at 4 in the morning, and just stay up LOL.
     
  5. ScotAng

    ScotAng Well-Known Member

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    Well this will be his last day(s) in a suit, ever, we can take heart from that. Mixed emotions for me with the DP, because of how it will affect the girls and impact their lives in years to come. For him, I couldn't care less.

    On the 'bright side', MAG is less strained looking today. He isn't.
     
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  6. Kakidoll

    Kakidoll Karma never forgets

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    Found it. Not on courttv today.

    Mark think he's in an appeal already? Idiot. And pretending to read files. His eyes aren't even moving.
     
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    Legally Bland Well-Known Member

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    @Jake_Allen19
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    The jury has entered the courtroom and the penalty phase of the #SieversTrial has begun.

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    The judge is reading jurors the jury instructions.


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    During the penalty phase, jurors will hear additional evidence and from more witnesses called by the defense and prosecution. Then the jury will have to decide if they should sentence Mark Sievers to death or life in prison without the possibility of parole.
     
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  8. Legally Bland

    Legally Bland Well-Known Member

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    @BrookeWINKNews
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    We’ve already seen a range of emotion from Mark Sievers in courtroom 8A. At some points he’s laughing with his attorney, then he seems to be on the verge of tears. A jury will help decide his fate.. either life in prison or the death for the murder of his wife. #SieversTrial

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    @jbevis10
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    The jury is here. The judge is instructing the jury on how they weigh and manage evidence from both sides today


    @Jake_Allen19
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    Judge tells jurors they must unanimously agree one aggravating factor has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt to sentence Mark Sievers to death.
     
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  9. Legally Bland

    Legally Bland Well-Known Member

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    @jbevis10
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    These aren't jury instructions but just early explanation of what aggs/mits and what the level of proof is required. (Mitigating circumstances are not required to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.)


    @Jake_Allen19
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    For those who missed it, Mark Sievers was found guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder last Wednesday. That's why we are back today for the penalty phase of the trial.

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    Why is he not in the jumpsuit? Will he be soon?
     
  11. Legally Bland

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    @Jake_Allen19
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    Assistant State Attorney Cynthia Ross begins the state's opening statement.
     
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  12. beach

    beach Verified Expert

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    Idk but it was Teresa’s signature color. Maybe they’re trying to send a message?
     
  13. JenaTaoson

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    That was my thought as well.
     
  14. ScotAng

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    $5.8 million?? Holy chit.
     
  15. Legally Bland

    Legally Bland Well-Known Member

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    @Jake_Allen19
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    The state will try to prove Mark Sievers planned the killing of his wife for pecuniary gain. That is a financial gain, Ross said.


    @jbevis10
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    ASA Cynthia Ross (clearly not feeling well) begins with state openings. They'll argue Sievers did this for pecuniary gain and did so in a premeditated manor. Those are the two aggravating circumstances.
     
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  16. maslowbloom

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    What sort of message do you think?
     
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    Legally Bland Well-Known Member

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    @Jake_Allen19
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    The state has to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that at least one of 16 aggravating factors applies to Mark Sievers for jurors to sentence him to death.
     
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  19. Legally Bland

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    @Jake_Allen19
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    The second aggravating factor the state will try to prove is "the capital felony was a homicide and was committed in a cold, calculated, and premeditated manner without any pretense of moral or legal justification."
     
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  20. Kakidoll

    Kakidoll Karma never forgets

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    Purple must be for Theresa. 2 people behind mark are nodding during states opening. Do we know who they are?
     
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