Discussion in 'Recently Sentenced and Beyond' started by Harmony 2, Oct 14, 2017.
Good night, Niner.
Big thanks to all all who helped out with tweets/updates, etc.
Clearly if the jury didn't understand how to deliberate, they didn't understand was happening during the trial. I'm just glad Jessica's murderer is going back to prison.
This jury was brought in from another county 200 mi away. They have to find jurors who can be away from their lives for 2 weeks, sequestered in a hotel. It doesn't require no knowledge of the case, but it does require the ability to put aside any opinions and judge the case based only on the evidence presented in court.
In most cases I think the jury gets it right, but in cases where there is a lot of technical evidence - like cell phone data and intricate timelines - your average jury won't be able to understand and process all the evidence.
Exactly. If they do decide to retry, they need to make sure they really dumb down the technical stuff. I think it was really just academically beyond comprehension for many/most of them, sadly . Some probably even just tuned it all out and assumed it was meant to just try to confuse them.
When does the trial in LA start?
All those 'Eric' statements, state will need to find a way to get passed that IMO if they do another trial. Moving those dots, I think it was the cellphone tower data, because it matched up... not sure about that.
I could have voted guilty on this one though.
Apparently the meaning of the word "unanimous" was not understood by the jurors, or at least by the foreman who wrote the original "Not Guilty" verdict that was handed to the Judge, as borne out by the subsequent polling of the jurors by name. That speaks volumes to me about their understanding of what was presented to them during this past week. JMO
A Sad Day,
I hope the LA case keeps this man behind bars for a very very long time. JMO
As some other WS can verify - I totally tune out all technical data when trial watching, and I'm a very well educated person. It's so tedious that I have such a hard time paying attention. That's why nice, simple visual charts are great to summarize the technical, detailed evidence.
That is one bright light to this day, Tellis doesn't get to go home to his family. He's gonna be transferred back to LA.
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Well, what an ordeal....I ate a whole bag of popcorn between the first send back and now. Burp. JMO
Wonder if the attorneys will make statements?
Yeah, I really don't think QT will ever see the light of day. The LA case seems pretty solid, and I do hope that MS retries him and just does a better job of explaining everything to the jury.
As I mentioned before, when they gave their opening statements and heard the first few witnesses, I thought it seemed like a very weak case and that perhaps they got the wrong guy.
Jury fails to reach unanimous verdict in Jessica Chambers murder trial
Mistrial declared in burning-death trial of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers
I've got a feeling we'll hear from the jury on this one. Maybe the foreman was a bully, know-it-all and told the rest of them, "this is the way it works" and no matter what they said he wouldn't listen so then they finally just acquiesced?
Live news coverage anywhere?
I think they were hung early on. Maybe they were confused about sending a note to the judge?
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So disappointing to not have a verdict after 3 years. I think that there are probably some people who have known what went down all this time, but snitches get stitches around those parts......I sure hope that no one terrorizes those jurors who were named and voted guilty. JMO
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DA says they definitely plan on retrying this case. #JessicaChambers