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Old 06-30-2011, 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by WhipperSnapper 88 View Post
I honestly think they should make them wait until after the holiday to deliberate..... remove that incentive to huury it up.
The jury has been through the fire. They want to go home, sleep in their own beds, soak in their own bathtubs. I am sure they each realize the importance of their decision. I don't think they will deliberate for a long period of time. In addition these poor people are going to live with this heinous crime for a long, long, long time.

The Susan Smith jury deliberated two and a half hours and returned the guilty verdict on two counts of murder.
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:02 AM
Location: Orlando, Florida
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Originally Posted by bentlebee View Post
The case needs to be fresh in the jury's mind to be fair for the defendant and the jury not having the chance to watch tv, etc.
There is no way they found a jury in Florida (Tampa isn't even that far away from Orlando) who hasn't been hearing about this case from the very beginning anyway. Unless they lived under a rock, they knew almost everything about this trial LONG before it started. There was no new evidence really given at the trial that hasn't been available to the local public since day 1.


Unless one or more members seriously hold out and they have to go through all the evidence again, I think they will wrap up in 24 hours. I don't think they will get her on first degree murder (death penalty) though. I think she will get life in prison without the possibility of parole.
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:35 AM
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They already state that two jurors are ready to bail, and the alternates will take their places.
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:42 AM
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Bascailly when you change your story in written deposition it becomes evident its best not to take the stand dring your trial . That is not countig the fact that you would have to explai other behaviour when questioned.
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