I know this is sidebar, but since the other thread is under review, I am going to have to unload my thoughts onto this one:
I want to know why Juan didn't try to dig up more things about CMJA's past. Wouldn't he have been allowed to do that since the defense went back in her past all the way to Bobby Juarez, even before that?? Couldn't Flores find anything damaging on her from that time until the murder? I have a feeling if they had brought some more things from her past to damage her, it would have at least gone somewhat towards some of the jury's apparent problem with her lack of criminal past.
The foreman copied JW's lines word for word when he said she was just a "normal" girl, and then something in the trajectory of her life changed when she met Travis. We all know this isn't true...she has been a weirdo for a long time.
If JSS allowed the defense to go into her past, she should have allowed Juan to use some things against her. It seemed like JSS didn't let ANYTHING, like her past marijuana use, etc.. I'm sure there are other things that maybe Juan knows about but JSS won't let in.
I think this was a big issue with some of the jurors - that she was APPARENTLY NORMAL before June 4, 2008. WE KNOW THAT"S NOT TRUE.
Ugh, I am just, I just need to get some of this out....thanks u for this site!