Monday, March 3, 2014

The Verdict

Twenty days of actual testimony. 65 witnesses presented by the prosecution. 260 exhibits admitted into evidence. Too many straight days at the office to count. A diet of pretzels and Pepsi for most of the month. Two defense attorneys clocking in their closing arguments at 1 hour and 45 combined. My closing argument coming in at 1 hour and 40 minutes (which is too long, but this was an exceptionally long and complicated case).

Seven hours of deliberation culminated in a verdict Friday afternoon after two days of jury deliberation. The first two defendants on trial (out of 5) were found guilty on all 14 counts.

The cold I'd been running from caught up with me this weekend and the sleep I'd been missing has finally exhausted me. There's so many posts to come out of this trial and I'll begin this week. Sorry to those of you that have emailed and found no response and sorry to my fellow bloggers for not checking in. Talk to you all very soon.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations! I hope you get to take some days off!