Tuesday
Aug182009

First Dunbar Village jury selected, second selection tomorrow

Judge Marx's instructions Judge Marx's instructions C.B. Hanif reporting for WAOD: It would seem that Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Krista Marx accomplished her Day 1 objective: Six jurors and two alternates have been selected in Tommy Poindexter's case. They were told to check in on Thursday but be prepared to start his trial at 9 a.m. Friday. "We will go into opening statements and the trial will begin at that time," the judge said. She also reminded jurors that the courtoom will be operating with two juries. Selection of the second, for Nathan Walker, is set to begin 9 a.m. Wednesday. The chosen jurors were cautioned in the meantime: No newspapers, no TV news, no Facebook, no Twitter, no outside influences. "The jury verdict has to be based on just what you hear in the courtoom," Judge Marx said. "I cannot stress this enough to you. Because if there is a mistrial we have to start all over again." After two years, some visible movement toward justice.

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Tuesday
Aug182009

Dunbar Village trial Day 1: Examination of potential jurors continues

Woman prospective juror: "I haven't read or seen anything about this particular case in over a year and a half." Am guessing she's in.
13 minutes ago from web
Asst Defender Tatiana Bertsch a constant in Poindexter's ear, explaining...what. Haughwout persistent in examining jurors' prior knowledge.
18 minutes ago from web
I have said little thus far about the two defendants, who have watched and listened closely, sad-faced; Poindexter often just looking down.
27 minutes ago from web
"Was there anything that was most noteworthy or got your attention?" (Note: This is last time the attys are allowed to speak to the jurors.)
..."When u did read about it, was there anything in particular that got your attention?..When do u think was the last time u read about it?"
Defender Haughwout still thoroughly examining jurors, as now, regarding their knowledge of the case...
about 1 hour ago from web
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From Courtroom 11H, PB County Courthouse[/caption]
C.B. Hanif reporting for WAOD: Woman prospective juror: "I haven't read or seen anything about this particular case in over a year and a half." Am guessing she's in. 13 minutes ago from web Asst Defender Tatiana Bertsch a constant in Poindexter's ear, explaining...what. Haughwout persistent in examining jurors' prior knowledge. 18 minutes ago from web I have said little thus far about the two defendants, who have watched and listened closely, sad-faced; Poindexter often just looking down. 27 minutes ago from web "Was there anything that was most noteworthy or got your attention?" (Note: This is last time the attys are allowed to speak to the jurors.) 38 minutes ago from web ..."When u did read about it, was there anything in particular that got your attention?..When do u think was the last time u read about it?" about 1 hour ago from web Defender Haughwout still thoroughly examining jurors, as now, regarding their knowledge of the case... about 1 hour ago from web

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