|10/25/2013||Event Scheduled||Event Scheduled|
Event: Trial Resumed
Date: 10/28/2013 Time: 9:30 am
Judge: LEIBOVITZ, LYNN Location: Courtroom 202
I wouldn't worry yet. Deliberations resume Monday morning. I hear lots of people stressing over how long it's taking... but remember they barely got the case before they recessed that first day and might have needed to get to the next day to even pick a foreperson.
There's two defendants, not just one, so each state's witness had two batches/sets of cross examinations (two different sets of defense lawyers). I think about twelve charges per defendant (correct me if I am mis-remembering.) And juries like making charts. That's a lot of charts! Plus we know two notes from the jury already meaning they are possibly disputing their recollection of testimony, and getting testimony read back by the court reporter takes time.
I'm not stressed about this. It's NOT as simple as "hey there's two videos, why not a guilty in ten seconds." I'm delighted when juries take their time. I want a very well-reasoned, well-debated verdict.
Have a good weekend.