11:35am Opposing legal teams may be finished presenting their closing arguments but the jury is not scheduled to start deliberations until after 1pm. As you’re hearing debate by the opposing sides, I’ll have more reaction…
11:29am My reaction…
11:21am This gets interesting in this paragraph in the Courtroom Views segment..
This sort of court reconstruction is like the high-tech Air Force base in the middle of nowhere — it stands in stark contrast to the luxury homes, mini golf courses and baseball field where this family lived.
If it’s any comfort to The Kenosha Makers, the family behind it, they don’t have to concern themselves with threat of a lawsuit for destroying someone’s home.
11:16am Judge Wiliam Folwell is putting a question to jurors regarding damages. The prosecution says damages are the best estimate of the damage caused by the sprinkler system, but they’ve heard conflicting testimony from repairmen who testified the sprinkler system needs replacing. The defense team says the water damage was minor and that it was an accident. The jury is deliberating.
11:09am Finally, the trial is over. The jury has retired for the day and deliberation begins.
7:52am: Good Morning, readers in Wisconsin. We’re hearing more reports of a delay in the courtroom. I’m still awaiting information from the prosecutor on whether there is a jury in, or is a mistrial pending.
7:45am: John said Friday that they want to conclude at 5:30. They’re still aiming to wrap the trial at noon.
7:31am: Still not quite sure if a mistrial has been declared. I’m waiting to get an update from the court from Chief Judge William Wilhere on this issue.
7:15am: Speaking of witnesses, they have closed the floor to jurors, as were a couple of hours ago. This is a juror’s walk through of the house. Many are looking at the overturned kitchen table.
7:06am: They closed the doors to the jury and they asked the family how to break down their family.
6:51am: Makers’ attorney has said that in over half an hour, they have heard 15 accounts of how someone was seated on the table. One key point Makers is making is that the table was not flipped over.
6:41am: Judge Wilhere told the attorneys to keep people away from the courtroom as they are doing. Court is expected to be closed for the day shortly.
6:30am: The defense is calling Brandon Johannes, the employee who placed the order.
6:20am: The prosecution called the Makers’ neighbor Paul Horragan.