CARDONA HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON
Thus ends (for the moment) this tragic case which has consumed South Florida for almost thirty years.
And let us never forget at the heart of this, was a small, innocent child, who was abused, who suffered, and who rarely knew the happiness and joy every child should know.
May Lazaro rest in peace.
As of 6:40 or so, as per @davidovalle305 the jury has asked to work tonight, which means Judge De La O is buying them dinner.
David Ovalle thinks there will be a verdict tonight. Rumpole says tomorrow.
Jury had one question about the definition of aggravated child abuse if it meant a history of abuse, which Reid Rubin clearly proved with his picture of the emaciated body of the child, or if it meant the striking of a fatal blow- the proof of which is less clear.
The jury also wanted the late Dr. Hyma's testimony, which they cannot have. They can have it read back to them.