at 1:58 she said: “We had a lot of discussion, we started to go through some stuff, but none of it…..how did she die?” They were out for a grand total of 10 hours.
I understand if the state did not prove the case, but I heard her say it was easier for her to believe the drowning story (with no testimony at all) than to believe the state’s chloroform and duct tape evidence. Opening statement is not evidence. And she’s talking about punishment and they were not supposed to be considering punishment in the guilt phase of the trial.
See verdict forms and the instructions of the judge to the jury:
I listened to the video of the interview she had with ABC, and I picked up on the “we started to go through some stuff” meaning that they did not take the time to even go over the evidence. Juror No. 3 is a 32 year old nursing student (but not in school right now) living with her mother. I wonder who the foreperson of this jury was.
The more I find out about the jury, the more I am convinced Casey did get a jury of her peers. One had trouble staying awake, at least one had DUIs, one had a sister who had, along with her boyfriend, done some assault on her mother.
Ford said this about her fellow-jurors: “They picked a great bunch of people, such high integrity. And there was high morale,” she said. “We all joked. We are like a big group of cousins.”
Posted: 07.11.11 @ 3:07 p.m. Update: 07.12.11 @5:08 added links to verdict forms and jury instructions Update: 07.12.11 @ 11:49 removed reference to the mug shot because I don’t believe it’s her.