The jury is in day ten of deliberation.
In case you missed it:
Wednesday, July 22nd one juror was dismissed and replaced with an alternate.
Friday, July 17th, one juror was dismissed and replaced with an alternate.
I ought to be ashamed, but I never remember anything whatever except humiliation. If by some lucky chance there had been humiliation mixed in, I could remember every detail of that day for a thousand years. -Mark Twain
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Monday, July 27th 06:50AM PST:
And so we begin another day. Our Ninja Squad is suiting up.
Monday, July 27th 08:45AM PST:
First juror shows at 8:35. Weinberg shows up at 8:37, doing the blowfish cheeks thing, following closely behind the group of jurors as they enter. Spot a gaggle of jurors, and there you'll find Weinberg, closer than social convention allows. Maybe he's spinning innuendo with which to mislead the press, when they phone him at the end of the day.
The group of jurors goes into the courthouse at the same time, for the most part. It seems that they're getting here early of late, more than they were when the evidence was being presented. They are looking pensive, the foreman is not looking resolved.
Monday, July 27th 09:10AM PST:
McKowan and Weinberg were in the courtroom until about 9:05AM, and then both came out discussing something. "Defense Expert" was mentioned. McKowan left shortly afterwards, but Weinberg is still milling about.
Monday, July 27th 09:30AM PST:
McKowan and Weinberg are waiting for an appointment time to open up to see the judge. (Other stuff is going on in the courtroom today, they waited around for about 15 min before asking for an appointment.)
Monday, July 27th 01:30PM PST:
The jury was not spotted at lunch. Speculation in comments to this thread are that the reason McKowan and Weinberg needed to meet with the judge was either for a read-back, or could be discussion of a plea deal. (Personally I think this is unlikely, but I really have no experience in this area.)
Monday, July 27th 02:10PM PST:
McKowan and Weinberg met with the judge for about 5 minutes. Probably regarding read backs. When they came back out, Weinberg didn't look happy, and McKowan had a bit of a swagger in her step.
It is very likely that we will not make it to court in time once the jury has reached a verdict. Once the jury has reached a verdict, it can be as little as a half an hour between the time that we will get a call and it is read in court. We will post as soon as we have confirmation of verdict.
Superior Court Clerk's office: 650-599-1170
ayres' criminal case number:SC064366