Friday, August 28, 2009 at 4:11PM The Blogmother
C.B. Hanif for WAOD:
Family members quicky huddled with defense attorneys in a side room.
Later they reportedly were heard screaming on an elevator, after 20-year-old Tommy Poindexter's conviction on 8 rape, kidnapping, assault and burglary charges in the infamous attack at West Palm Beach's Dunbar Village housing development two years ago.
Poindexter faces possible life sentences on each of the 8 charges. Judge Krista Marx set his sentencing for October 13.
Meanwhile, a second jury deliberates in the case of co-defendant Nathan Walker, 18.
They are nearing a half-hour of the 5 p.m. point at which Judge Marx said she may release them to return and continue Monday, unless they say they are close to reaching verdicts.
The separate juries, for the two defendants being tried simultaneously, raise the possibility of disparate findings when Walker's verdicts are in.