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O'Mara Presser on June 14 After Court
« on: June 14, 2013, 03:05:12 PM »
There will be live press conferences in the media room.  O'Mara is going to make a statement. One link to watch live is here, camera already rolling.
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Re: O'Mara Presser on June 14 After Court
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2013, 03:08:07 PM »
It will be a brief statement, not sure if he will take questions.

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Re: O'Mara Presser on June 14 After Court
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2013, 03:08:56 PM »
Someone answers a question from media that there will be no court tomorrow. So no Frye hearing tomorrow.

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Re: O'Mara Presser on June 14 After Court
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2013, 03:14:13 PM »
O'Mara speaks:

He believes there will be a jury from Seminole County. He's happy about that.

Not slow-going to those on the inside. They are making good progress. Jurors have been for the most part answering honestly.


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Re: O'Mara Presser on June 14 After Court
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2013, 03:17:55 PM »
Explains importance of juror honesty.

That's it? He's now taking questions.

Q and A: He thinks second round of  voir dire will start Tuesday or Wednesday.

Q on GZ: It's stressful but he's looking forward to being acquitted.

Next question: O'Mara addresses problem with stealth jurors.

It was the defense who had found out about E-7.

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Re: O'Mara Presser on June 14 After Court
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2013, 03:19:51 PM »
He expected more people to have had information about the case.
It causes him concern that people are not being open about the information they have, but he trusts jurors will tell the truth.

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Re: O'Mara Presser on June 14 After Court
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2013, 03:21:52 PM »
He heard about E-7 coming back and getting escorted off. He thinks he may have been trying to communicate with other jurors. Had he done so, it would ruined all the proceedings to date. He's lucky O'Mara wasn't the sheriff.

He's not going to discuss jurors who were stricken for cause.

Monday at 4:00 pm Frye hearing will continue. Will take about 3 hours. State can bring on rebuttal witnesses, which would be Tuesday afternoon.

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Re: O'Mara Presser on June 14 After Court
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2013, 03:23:28 PM »
No decison with Crump as to deposition date. Hoping it will be before testimony begins.

Something else will be addressed Monday afternoon. (Couldn't hear question -- or any of the questions.)

Jury should be chosen middle to end of next week.

2 to 4 weeks is just an estimate. The Frye hearing outcome could change the timeline by about a week.

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Re: O'Mara Presser on June 14 After Court
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2013, 03:24:54 PM »
Talks about investigating backgrounds. He was curious about any juror who says they know almost nothing about this case.

End of Presser. Only news was that Frye hearing will be Monday afternoon.

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Re: O'Mara Presser on June 14 After Court
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2013, 03:35:44 PM »
(All of the below copied from one of the "daily jury stuff" boards.  I'm totally confused about where to post.)

O'Mara's presser.  Happy that we'll be able to seat a jury in Seminole County.  It's moving along well, pretty fast, from an insider's perspective.  Jurors have been mostly truthful, a few examples otherwise, but have been found out.  Confident that outside influences won't have play.  (distracted here)  O'Mara says he's not concerned that people bring in predispositions.  What he cares about is jurors who have predispositions but don't tell the court.  Stealth juror, unbelievably dangerous to the case and the system, lose faith in the system, start having justice on the streets.  Soap box on stealth jurors.  Defense found him out.  Could easily have gotten by them, they were lucky to catch them, need to redouble effort on jurors yet to come, catching E7 was coincidence.  He would have thought there were more people with more information.  He thought the press would have imparted more information and opinions.  So, he is concerned that maybe people aren't being open with their degree of knowledge.  He saw a lot about this case in the 2 weeks before he signed on.  He is surprised that the press has not had more of an impact on the jurors.

He did hear that E7 came back and was trespassed to get off the property.  He was attempting to get to jurors.  If he had been successful, may have wasted the week of jury selection.  O'Mara is glad the sheriff caught him.  E7 is lucky O'Mara is not the sheriff.

Frye hearing Monday afternoon starting at 4PM.  He figures 3 hours for the defense witness.  State has right to bring rebuttal witnesses, and if so, they will come Tuesday.  Decision comes at judge's pace.

Did not schedule deposition with Crump, other than sometime before testimony in trial begins.

Asked why 2-4 weeks, instead of 4-6?  He says the difference is jury selection.  There is also the issue of the Frye hearing decision (experts or not), which affects the trial by a week, or a touch more.

Back to the subject of jurors not having much information.  If he was to ask 20 people in the Sanford Mall, he thinks all of them would know more than the jurors put in front of the lawyers in the jury selection process.

5:23 presser over.

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Re: O'Mara Presser on June 14 After Court
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2013, 03:50:26 PM »
CBoldt, Sorry about the confusion. The other day I mentioned in the live update thread that pressers are not court proceedings, so they should be covered elsewhere. 

There are always going to be new topics that arise that don't fit clearly under existing boards. We will just figure it out as we go along. If I start too many separate boards, it will get cluttered. But when people are looking for information on one topic, like what happened in court, I think it's distracting to veer into another subject, like one-sided media statements made outside of court.  My solution was to start a board for other matters that occur during, or are related to, jury selection and put the pressers in them.

Everyone organizes differently, some better than others. I'm sure mine is far from a perfect or even standard system. But sometimes when things happen on the fly, like this press conference, and I have to decide quickly, I go with a gut instinct as to where to put them.

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Re: O'Mara Presser on June 14 After Court
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2013, 04:08:52 PM »
CBoldt, Sorry about the confusion. The other day I mentioned in the live update thread that pressers are not court proceedings, so they should be covered elsewhere. 

I knew that from having my remarks about the Crump presser deleted, and made a very conscious effort to not repeat the same mistake just a few days later.  My comments on the O'Mara presser were in the "Daily Thoughts" thread, not the live updates thread.  At the time I did that, I did not know there was a completely new thread dedicated to the O'Mara presser (this thread), so at least I have an excuse. :-)

I have empathy for you on organizing the board and herding us cats!  You do a great job, don't be hard on yourself!  Usually I wait and see where the posts are so I know where to remark.  When something "new" pops up quickly (like Crump's presser), I don't have much time to think about which is the right pigeonhole, but at the same instant, figure there is some value for others in recording my observations and thoughts.  That's an easy urge to temper.

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Re: O'Mara Presser on June 14 After Court
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2013, 04:10:15 PM »
Here's a video, O'Mara enters at 4:10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_89uPoqbXj8

 

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