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CMA Juror No 3, Jennifer Ford ABC interview

http://abcnews.go.com/US/casey_anthony_trial/casey-anthony-juror-sick-stomach-guilty-verdict/story?id=14005609

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:

http://media.trb.com/media/acrobat/2011-07/62992849.pdf

http://media.trb.com/media/acrobat/2011-07/177483200-04090136.pdf

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.

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Stop your cryin’, Boehner and nail Obama to the wall on gas prices

However, as gas prices soar and oil giants post big first-quarter profits, Boehner said it’s time to scrutinize the benefits enjoyed by the country’s biggest oil firms.

“It’s certainly something that we ought to be looking at,” Boehner said. “They ought to be paying their fair share.”

What the hell is Boehner talking about?  This is the kind of cowardice always displayed by republicans.  Do you think for one minute that Nancy Pelosi would be saying, yes, dear god, we should certainly look at what the republicans or George Bush are saying about….whatever?  Not on your life.  If the republicans don’t stop this foolishness they are all going to get thrown out.
I don’t care what it is, NO, don’t agree with Obama on anything.
It is his fault the oil prices are high so why in the name of god is Boehner giving him a break and wishy washing around.  He should NAIL him to the wall on it.
He’s been handed a hammer on a silver platter.   I cannot believe he is not using it.
How disgusting!!
Posted:  04.26.11 @ 12:24 p.m.

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