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Date: 15 Jul 2000
Maggie, To me this was the "best case scenario" for acquittal by the criminal trial jury--given the evidence of planting, tampering, lies, etc.
The ONLY thing the jury asked to resee was the Parks"s testimony. They Knew that Clark had lied in closing arguements saying Kato heard the noise at 10:50...when their notes and memory was that it was around 10:42 or so.
What they had was the murders going on at 10:40 on Bundy, Parks at the gate (perhaps the Rockingham gate) at 10:40 and the glove (or rather the noises attributed to the glove) at 10:40 or so.
A physical impossibility. During the 5 minute period of time of the murders, noise, and Parks at the Rockingham gate----the murders were still taking place.
THIS more than anything else (plus the gloves that didn't fit as well) along with the evidence of tampering and/or planting was what caused the acquittal.
And for all we know, before they became jurors, they may have seen and heard Judy's remarks about the later (10:17) call to NIcole.
They also knew of the DA's claim of the deaths before 10:15 while not presenting Heistra's testimony and any after 10:30 barking dog witnesses.
In my heart, I think they knew exactly what they were doing. You can't be dropping a glove behind you house while still committing the murders.
As a juror, if it were me, and the DA's lied about the times and I caught them at it---acquittal time!! charlie