ConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1263 times:
Apparently, the much-vaunted prospect of "the Prison Stud" taking the stand in his own defense is D.O.A. The defense has rested its case, the prosecution can call 8 rebuttal witnesses, and then the deliberations begin.
Since the Soap Opera trial of the new century is finally coming to a close: call the verdict?
FWIW, most interviewed sources on both CNN and Fox are prediction a conviction.
Ltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12835 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1250 times:
I hope the election coverage buries this story. It is so stupid that a story where one dead person, a pregnent, white woman gets more attention than our 1000+ soldiers killed in Iraq or the about almost all of the 16000+ others murdered each year in the USA. Why this case became nationwide is beyond reason, it should have been only a Northern Califronia regional story. I hope the jury takes it time and reviews the evidence throughly to come to their decision. I also don't want the national press making celeberties of the jurours, no matter what happens. What goes on in the jury deliberations should stay there, and not be spashed all over the world.
ConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1234 times:
It is so stupid that a story where one dead person, a pregnent, white woman gets more attention than our 1000+ soldiers killed in Iraq or the about almost all of the 16000+ others murdered each year in the USA.
While I completely agree with you, I also feel that it was rather inevitable that this story get the attention that it did.
Think about all the ingredients involved:
both Scott and Lacy were beautiful, well-to-do, white, and (superficially) just trying to live the American dream.
Everyone wants justice for a innocent pregnant white woman
the story unfolded during the holidays
there's a who-done-it
there were whacked-out elements introduced:
claims of a Satanic cult
"Dirty" & "Skeeter"
lack of tangible forensic evidence (makes for a great "who done it")
Captoveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1185 times:
I bet he will get a walk, reasonable doubt is a bitch and my understanding of the whole thing had the most damning piece of evidence as being some of his wifes hair in some pliers on his boat. Not sure I could, in good conscience, send a man to his death based on that alone.
But from where I sit (not the jury box) I am pretty confident he did it.
Cannikin From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1118 times:
Remember, this is California we're talking about. The cereal bowl...the land of fruits, flakes, and nuts. Where actors become beloved politicians and football stars are "100% not guilty" after turning their ex-wives into Pez dispensers. I think this verdict will be too close to call!