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Offline TalkLeft

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Re: Live Updates Day 3, June 12, 2013
« Reply #90 on: June 12, 2013, 01:20:32 PM »
Move on to sequestration. Seqestration would definitely cause some hardship. His wife would have to take on additional responsibilities. She works full-time.

Finally says he thinks  the problems serving would be unsurmountable.

That's all West thinks he needs. He's done. Sidebar. Longer conversation than usual at defense table. Prosecutors are at the bench waiting.

Shorter version: Neither party could get this potential juror to open up about what he really believes.

Sidebar over, but the camera focused on George the whole time so I couldn't tell if there was disagreement. Judge tells the juror thank you and asks him to follow the deputy down the hall.

10 minute recess. I'm done for today, if anyone wants to continue, please do.


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Re: Live Updates Day 3, June 12, 2013
« Reply #91 on: June 12, 2013, 02:52:15 PM »
16:30 Juror prospect E-13.  Female.  Sounds like she lives at home, would watch news if that is what her parents had on teevee.  She recalls interviews with residents or RTL, and interviews of Martin's family.  She recalls pictures of Martin.  Does not recall any pictures other than of Martin.  She does Facebook or whatever (Bernardo was leading), some of her friends brought the case up in casual conversation, back when the incident happened.  She claims she has not kept up with the case.  Her friends have expressed opinions, diverse opinions.  She did not express opinions, she sat back an d listened, she doesn't pay attention.  Bernardo leads as to Twitter, she has an account but does not use it.  Google?  No.  Followed any proceedings in court?  No.  Talk to parents about opinions of the case?  No, she doesn't have time to watch teevee.  Parents just explained what happened as they were watching teevee before she walked in.  She doesn't follow news on television or paper.  Fellow students, no discussions.  What about in class?  Reaction to summons was shock, her mom has only been summonsed once.

Bernardo on to setting aside 3-5 weeks of time.  She can set the time aside.  She talked to manager at one job - she has two jobs.  The manager is understanding because there is nothing they can do (if the court compels).

Short review of questions, Bernardo comes back to ask about photos you may have seen, pictures.  She recalls the RTL residents interview, had they heard something.  Bernardo is done.  O'Mara's turn for the defense, he asks if she is nervous, encourages her to relax.

Explains the purpose is to learn about what the prospects know about the case.  He asks her to think back and say what the pictures were of.  Martin, family saying he's a good kid.  Saw martin's picture on teevee.  Maybe 3 or 4 times, all teevee.  Maybe saw his face on a popup ad on facebook.  She doesn't recall what the popup was about.  She has no remarks in response to "anything notable about those pictures."  The prospect has no recollection of seeing pictures after that.  What was it that you first heard happened?  It was a shooting, and I guess it was a racial thing.  Explain what you mean by that?  The family, when they talked about it, just because he was black, that's just about it.  Are you saying that the family thought it was a racial thing?  Yes.  (I was distracted for a minute)  Do you believe Zimmerman acted in a racist way based on exposure you've had?  She doesn't really know.  O'Mara did a repeat, asked and answered, she was told to answer, doesn't have an opinion because the facts could make it go either way.  She sounds fairly relaxed in answering.

She recalls a picture of Zimmerman too, just his face, no expression on his face.  O'Mara asks if it was family or business type photo, she says "business, it was just his face."  Doesn't recall seeing images of him between then and when she saw him in the jury room on Monday this week.  What about interaction with friends.  She says "did you see what was on the news last night?"  O'Mara asks for any comments they may have made.  She says just acknowledging what had happened?  Friends seem to favor one side over the other?  Yes, people seemed to have opinions on both sides, split down the middle.  Only a few people talking about it around her.  It was back and forth.  O'Mara asks her to define the side of the fence.  Zimmerman looks like a nice guy ... remarks/conclusions seemed based on looks.

16:50 O'Mara to consult with Hirshhorn.  Back for question w/in 15 seconds.  How many times have you heard about or talked about this case.  Answer 3 or 4.  O'Mara says that seems low.  She's sticks to it.  Sidebar time @ 16:51

[Edited by TalkLeft to remove sentence suggesting prospective juror who was removed for his FB posts was the one described in  posts immediately before this one. That was juror B-87 who had a full-time job working for someone else and was removed due to his concerns about sequestration. The removed juror was E-7, who is unemployed and had no problem with sequestration.]
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Re: Live Updates Day 3, June 12, 2013
« Reply #92 on: June 12, 2013, 03:06:15 PM »
Coffee Party Progressives may be the source of internet posting by E-7.  A stealth juror for Martin, if it's the same person.  March 21, 2012 post is by a fellow who has guitars and sound equipment.  If that's the same person as the juror prospect, I wonder if he will be prosecuted.

Edit to correct date from March 21 to March 12.  You'll have to search to find him, several March 21 posts.  But, all are pro-martin.
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Re: Live Updates Day 3, June 12, 2013
« Reply #93 on: June 12, 2013, 03:19:02 PM »
As of 5:16, Court in recess until 9 am tomorrow.  Slow moving process, at about 10/day.  IIRC, the clerk of the court figured about a week.  I think that's closer to the ultimate time, than the two weeks estimated by the defense.

 

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