I have been sequestered for the last 3 days and was unable to tell you anything. I was released today and was able to listen to closing arguments. He has no defense. He denies everything. The A.D.A. is amazing. During her closing statements, she made me cry and then she looked at me and I made her cry, twice. The jury went into deliberation around 3. At 5 PM they told the judge they needed another hour but he let them go for the day b/c one of the jurors had to pick up her child. We will have to go up again. It looks good. Based on what little information they gave the judge, it seemed they were all in agreement and they needed the time to discuss each individual charge. There are 19 of them, 1 Agg CM, 3 Agg Sexual Battery of a child, 15 CM. They should take their time.
While we were waiting, we were approached by both detectives, investigators, other A.D.As, and family members. Every one feels for the kids. The case is terribly disturbing to hear. The first day there was hardly anyone in the courtroom. By day 3, every row had had people. An investigator told us people were stopping by as the word spread. He is sure the Foreman will make a statement to the media. He is well known in the area, for good reasons. They also told us about a disagreement that almost came to blows between a family member and some lady watching the show.
Kids are hanging in there. I promise to update properly, after the verdict.