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The afternoon session of the campaign sign theft trial of former judge candidate John #Furlow has started. #7onscene
Wednesday December 2, 2015 12:36 Julia Jenaé
The visiting judge explains to the jury the difference between theft and appropriation. #Furlow #7onscene
Wednesday December 2, 2015 12:36 Julia Jenaé
The State and Defense both have 20 minutes to give their closing arguments. Special prosecutor Demarcus Ward goes first. #furlowtrial
Wednesday December 2, 2015 12:44 JuliaJenae7
Ward: You don't have to actually touch the signs to be guilty of theft. Like in Ocean's 11, all 11 didn't go into the casino. #FurlowTrial
Wednesday December 2, 2015 12:46 JuliaJenae7
Ward shows the jury the text messages between Michael Konieczny and John Furlow. #FurlowTrial
Wednesday December 2, 2015 12:49 JuliaJenae7
The price of the campaign signs will be an important factor for the jury in deciding between misdemeanor theft & felony theft. #FurlowTrial
Wednesday December 2, 2015 12:51 JuliaJenae7
The judge told jury if they find the campaign signs were worth less than $1,500, then the offense is misdemeanor theft. #FurlowTrial
Wednesday December 2, 2015 12:55 JuliaJenae7
Prosecutor: I'm not saying Furlow is a bad guy, I don't think he is. But he did aid in the theft of those signs. #FurlowTrial
Wednesday December 2, 2015 12:57 JuliaJenae7
Prosecutor: You can't use the value of the signs on Google, you have to go with what the actual company sold the signs for. #FurlowTrial
Wednesday December 2, 2015 12:58 JuliaJenae7
The State ends it's closing arguments and Furlow's defense attorney begins. #FurlowTrial
Wednesday December 2, 2015 12:59 JuliaJenae7
Defense to jury: This is a case of political payback. Judge Baker is not a victim, John Furlow is. #FurlowTrial
Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:01 JuliaJenae7
Furlow's attorney: Judge Baker brought this case because has an axe to grind. #FurlowTrial
Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:04 JuliaJenae7
Furlow's atty says Baker wanted payback after Furlow exposed allegations that Baker secretly videotaped a neighbor dressing. #FurlowTrial
Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:08 JuliaJenae7
Defense: Witness Mike Konieczny is facing no charges and he's the one whole stole the signs and falsely implicated Furlow. #FurlowTrial
Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:15 JuliaJenae7
Furlow's attorney says Detective Dennis Matthews and Judge Baker worked together to bring Furlow down. #FurlowTrial
Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:22 JuliaJenae7
The defense attorney points at Baker in the audience: "That's BS Judge Baker, BS." #FurlowTrial
Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:22 JuliaJenae7
Defense ends closing argument, and State gets a rebuttal. #FurlowTrial
Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:24 JuliaJenae7
Special Prosecutor Anthony Lyons: If this is such a conspiracy, the fact that we were brought in proves it's not. #FurlowTrial
Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:28 JuliaJenae7
Prosecutor: This is my case, I investigated it. That's why we were brought in, so it's not the system coming down on Furlow. #FurlowTrial
Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:30 JuliaJenae7
Closing arguments are done. The jury has been released to deliberate. #FurlowTrial
Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:31 JuliaJenae7
The jury sent a note out of the jury room. The judge has called the parties into the courtroom. #FurlowTrial
Wednesday December 2, 2015 2:30 JuliaJenae7
Jury note: What kind of phone does Furlow have? #FurlowTrial
Wednesday December 2, 2015 2:33 JuliaJenae7
The judge writes in response: You may only consider the evidence produced, the question cannot be answered by the court. #FurlowTrial
Wednesday December 2, 2015 2:34 JuliaJenae7
Jury has sent another note to the Court from the jury room. "Please define reasonable doubt." #FurlowTrial
Wednesday December 2, 2015 2:55 JuliaJenae7
Judge responds that the court cannot further define reasonable doubt b/c there is no other explanation of the term except that. #FurlowTrial
Wednesday December 2, 2015 2:56 JuliaJenae7
Another note from the jury: What is the procedure when we cannot reach an agreement? #FurlowTrial
Wednesday December 2, 2015 4:26 JuliaJenae7
The jury has asked the court via a note what they should do if they can't agree. They also want to know about a recess. #FurlowTrial
Wednesday December 2, 2015 4:28 JuliaJenae7
The judge is bringing the jury back into the court to ask them if further deliberation will help. #FurlowTrial
Wednesday December 2, 2015 4:31 JuliaJenae7
The judge tells the jury that deliberations go on until the court is satisfied that they truly can't reach a unanimous verdict. #FurlowTrial
Wednesday December 2, 2015 4:32 JuliaJenae7
Five jurors acknowledge that they feel they cannot reach a unanimous decision. #FurlowTrial
Wednesday December 2, 2015 4:33 JuliaJenae7
Mistrial declared per judge. #FurlowTrial
Wednesday December 2, 2015 4:34 JuliaJenae7
The attorneys on both sides agrees that further deliberation probably won't help because this is a simple case. #FurlowTrial
Wednesday December 2, 2015 4:35 JuliaJenae7
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