UPDATE from MM: Yermish comes out for the defense....slower than a snail. He apologizes for his voice...he mentions he doesn't have three hours of voice...he introduces a PD appellate lawyer at the table...he mentions the Magna Carta (the Magna Carta???) and then tells the jury they have listened to the evidence and have every right to be angry at Ana Cardona...
First...I am disappointed in the defense. They should have come out firing and they did not. Second, it's a snooze fest closing and I'm not the only one saying it.
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Update from MM: "She fled with her lover and left him with only the tape on his diaper and his lollipops T-shirt...There is no gray area...she is responsible...Oliva and her are two of a kind...Lazaro died because his mother didn't love him...she didn't care...she wanted him to die...Lazaro died ladies and gentlemen because she killed him...he was starved and tortured and murdered and she is responsible...hold her responsible to the fullest extent of the law...Find her guilty of first degree murder and child abuse."
A powerful closing from Reid Rubin. I am also struck by just how tiny Cardona looks framed between her two large male defense attorneys. Its a startling contrast.
Lunch break now...Pizza for the jurors (no pineapple- a clear indication that they are a conservative, law abiding jury.)
1PM for defense closings.
Update from Millennial Me: Reid doing a good job hammering the principals instruction so that if the jury has any doubt that Cardona actually killed her child, the jury can find her guilty. He is also patiently explaining to the jury why the lesser do not apply.
Update: From Millennial Me. David Ovalle broke the story that the jury told the judge they do NOT, repeat DO NOT want pineapple on their pizza for lunch. What a reporter that guy is!
Schedule: State's closing; Lunch (pizza -no pineapple); Defense closing.
"Reid is doing a very thorough job on closing. He is hammering Cardona's statement to the police."
MM also wants everyone to know they can now follow her on Twitter @Millennialme786
Closing arguments are taking place as we write this in the Cardona case.
First up: Reid Ruben for the state. Don't miss it. He's the best they have.
Then the defense, and we're guessing rebuttal after lunch.
Millenial Me will be sending us updates and we will post as we have time.
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