Illinois’s own Jeremy Richey does some actual journalism and interviews California civil attorney Brian Pedigo about his experience as a juror for a murder trial. He talks about deliberations, and what he thinks each side did wrong or right.
By the way, he has one piece of advice for the prosecutor that I’d like to second if I’m ever on a jury again:
When handling a firearm, do not point it at the jury — have gun manners. Point it always at the ground, even though it’s unloaded.
Yeah. It may give us jurors a sense of what it was like to be the victim, but it’s also going to give me a sense that you’re an irresponsible jackass.