MS - Jessica Chambers, 19, Panola County, Dec 2014 #3 *MISTRIAL*

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  1. Spellbound

    Spellbound falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus

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    Good night, Niner.

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  2. Gardenista

    Gardenista Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  3. Madeleine74

    Madeleine74 Knower of Things

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    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.
     
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  4. minor4th

    minor4th Verified Attorney

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    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.
     
  5. TTF14

    TTF14 Spaceship Headlight Pattern Expert

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    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.
     
  6. scmom

    scmom Well-Known Member

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    When does the trial in LA start?
     
  7. 2Hope4

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    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.
     
  8. rbarber17

    rbarber17 Incorrigible User

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    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,
    Clouseau
     
  9. MsArk

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    I hope the LA case keeps this man behind bars for a very very long time. JMO
     
  10. minor4th

    minor4th Verified Attorney

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    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.
     
  11. JenaTaoson

    JenaTaoson Well-Known Member

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    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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  12. cady

    cady Well-Known Member

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    Well, what an ordeal....I ate a whole bag of popcorn between the first send back and now. Burp. JMO
     
  13. Tillicum

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    Wonder if the attorneys will make statements?
     
  14. minor4th

    minor4th Verified Attorney

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    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.
     
  15. Harmony 2

    Harmony 2 Administrator

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  16. Gardenista

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    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?
     
  17. cady

    cady Well-Known Member

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    Live news coverage anywhere?
     
  18. terpstra1

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    I think they were hung early on. Maybe they were confused about sending a note to the judge?

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  19. cady

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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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    Bridget Chapman‏Verified account @bchapman_WREG3 23s23 seconds ago
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    DA says they definitely plan on retrying this case. #JessicaChambers
     
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