Trial Day 45 – April 11th, 2013:

Part 1/3:

Alyce LaViolette – redirect continues

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Part 2/3:

Alyce LaViolette – jurors questions

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Part 3/3:

Alyce LaViolette – jurors questions continued

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  1. It is grating to listen to the Jurors questions. It appears some of them are not paying attention during testimony. Many questions have been asked and answered numerous times from many witnesses. It reminds me a of a Simpson” episode where Homer was on jury duty and snoozin in the jury box wearing glasses that had open eyes on the lenses. LOL, it was hilarious of course because this was a cartoon. However, this is not a cartoon. The jury needs to stay awake and pay attention. Also, how is the exact question read from 2 jurors? The questions are edited by the Judge and attorneys before they are read to the witness, who is sleeping during the editing process??

    • Well- I wouldn’t say that they aren’t paying attention- I assume they’re trying to see if the responses remain consistent. I would do the same thing; and I think it’s a great idea (if that’s what they’re doing). I think AL is doing a fantastic job avoiding simple “yes” and “no” answers and always following her responses with an detailed explaination.

  2. Am I the only one that thinks this Judge should be dismissed???? Is she on JM’s side? How many
    overrules has she given him against the Defence? She also hesitates on some…..she’ll stutter and then say “overruled. Maybe, as the unbiased person she is suppose to be….she should think before she speaks?

    I believe that she does not have a legal control of this trial and that it is out of her league. Jodie is entitled to a fair trial and if I were her, I would continue to request a mistrial, but would have her attorney’s investigate how to get another Judge!!!!

    Why is the Judge not telling JM to get on with his questions? He has asked the same questions over and over again trying to get an answer that he likes! Talk about wasting the taxpayers money!!

    The Judge is suppose to have control of the trial and make sure that it moves along, not spend a whole session on one friggin’ question. She should tell him that he has worn out the question, it has been answered, and to stop bullying and harrassing the witnesses. I could not believe that she stated that the court did not see any of the bullying and harrassing……where has she been throughout this trial?????

    I was a victim of bullying and harrassment and name calling and believe me when I tell you, he has
    definitely been bullying and harrassment the witnesses. This Judge has blinders on and I think that she does not want to be known as the Judge that had to mistrial a case and I can see her not wanting to retrial this case. My advise, then excuse yourself and let some other Judge take over.

    I think that Mrs. Laviolette and Dr. Samuels did a fantastic job against the berrating of JM and should hold their heads high!!!! And the courts wonder why some witnesses don’t want to appear.

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