Gateway murder trial

IMPASSE

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Jury has reached an impasse!!!!

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Written by Melissa Hudson

October 17, 2008 at 8:27 pm

Posted in Day 12

Family members in court

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The Cooper family has been in court all day every day. The Andrews and Kokoras have been elsewhere waiting. Now the entire Andrews family is here, including one young man who looks eerily similar to Steven.

Written by Melissa Hudson

October 17, 2008 at 8:25 pm

Posted in Day 12

Thanks for sticking with me – jury coming

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The jury is coming, but the baliff said they just have a question. Seeing it is 45 minutes before they’re supposed to end deliberating for the day, I can’t imagine what they want.

Written by Melissa Hudson

October 17, 2008 at 8:23 pm

Posted in Day 12

The pink rag

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The pink rag really has nothing to do with this case. It was found on the street side of the Andrews property. It could have come from anywhere or anyone.

I have always thought it was irrelevant and even the prosecution said in its closing – the pink rag is not related to this case.

Also, the DNA of “another” male isn’t true either – if you’re talking about the “foreign alleles” The defense talked about and tried to get the DNA expert to say it was from another male.

She said that it was merely contamination. There was not enough of a third profile to show there was a third profile there. The defense latched on to the idea of a third person in the room to raise reasonable doubt. The DNA expert really tried to set the defense straight about the fact it wasn’t a complete profile.

If you’re referring to a different DNA item, let me know…I am getting a little brain dead now.

Written by Melissa Hudson

October 17, 2008 at 8:03 pm

Posted in Day 12

The jury got their pizza

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The jury has eaten and most of us reporters have eaten too.  So now it’s just a waiting game. 😦

Looks like we’re going to be here tomorrow. 😦

Written by Melissa Hudson

October 17, 2008 at 7:57 pm

Posted in Day 12

The schedule

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They will deliberate until 9 pm tonight and will have to be here by 8:30 a.m.

Now they’ll be given a few minutes of recess, then must deliberate again.

I’ll be here until they finish up tonight!

Written by Melissa Hudson

October 17, 2008 at 5:55 pm

Posted in Day 12

Jury back from break

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The jury is back in the jury box to listen to Cooper’s testimony. Now we’ll hear the prosecution cross examine him.

(The jury went to the deliberation room during the fifteen minute break – but now they’re back)

Written by Melissa Hudson

October 17, 2008 at 5:14 pm

Posted in Day 12