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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

CARDONA CLOSINGS TODAY

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. 


9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope she doesn't.

Anonymous said...

Rubin, not Ruben. And, yes, he is a great lawyer.

BTDT

Anonymous said...

IF Ruben is the best the state has they are in trouble.

Anonymous said...

MM, learn how to try a case and then you can critique one.

Anonymous said...

He may be the best they have who never left the office in the past 35 years. That is not saying much

Rumpole said...

Actually it says a lot- he's a dedicated public servant who has worked hard, honed his craft and is the best prosecutor and trial lawyer at that office. It says a whole hell of a lot about a person we should all be grateful for, for his service to this community.

Anonymous said...

I have to believe that the haters commenting on Reid couldn't hold a candle to him in court. The man is an outstanding lawyer, great public servant, and even better human being. It's a shame critics are so miserable with their own lives that it makes them feel better to post the crap they post.

BTDT

Anonymous said...

Rubin is a great lawyer and man of his word. Not fair to criticize him like that. Having said that, the closings were both a little drab.

Anonymous said...

Reid:

I hope you are enjoying an excellent bottle of wine after the great job you did for Lazaro and the people of this state.

BR