Jury Members Started Third Day of Negotiations; Police Ticket Running Red Light Following Bus Carrying Jurors MSNBC Freelancer – CBS Chicago

Chicago (CBS)– Jurors in the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial began their third-day deliberations on Thursday.

Meanwhile, MSNBC freelancer James J. Morrison has been questioned and sentenced after he was caught Wednesday evening after he was caught following the bus used to bring jurors to courthouse Wednesday night, who are suspected of trying to take pictures of the jury. In a statement, the network acknowledged that Morrison was a freelancer, but “never contacted or intended to contact the jurors during the interviews and never took or intended to photograph them.”

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Judge Bruce Schroeder described this as “a very serious matter” given that the jury was kept anonymous. Jurors are taken to court in a bus with windows closed to prevent the jury from seeing the protests outside the courthouse.

Schroeder said Morrison ran a red light while chasing the bus and was questioned while being a producer for NBC News, working for MSNBC, and was instructed to follow the jury bus, though it’s unclear why.

“This is a very serious matter and I don’t know what the ultimate truth is,” he said.

The judge said the incident is under investigation, but MSNBC personnel will not be admitted to the courthouse for the duration of the trial.

Kenosha Police said the man had been involved in several traffic violations and the case is under investigation.

“The police suspect that this person was trying to take pictures of the jurors. This case is being investigated much further,” he said.

Jury members completed Second day of negotiations He spent nearly 45 minutes reviewing the video evidence of the case, however, without reaching a verdict on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the issues surrounding the video prompted the defense to call for a retrial.

Jurors have been debating for about 16 hours over the past two days so far.

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About two hours into Wednesday’s second day of deliberation, the jury asked the judge to view some of the videos presented at the trial.

Prosecutors said jurors should be able to watch any of the shooting videos as many times as they want, but defense attorneys objected to allowing the jury to watch the drone video of Rittenhouse’s shooting and murder of Joseph Rosenbaum, and the defense team is seeking a trial. claimed that prosecutors provided them with a lower-quality version of the video that was inappropriate.

“We have a compressed version that isn’t the quality they have,” said defense attorney Corey Chirafisi. “That doesn’t seem fair to me at all.”

It was a second call for wrongful trial, which prosecutors rejected, calling it “inappropriate”.

Prosecutors said they sent the same version of the video they had taken to the defense, and they thought the file was compressed during the transfer because it was transferred from a prosecutor’s Apple phone to a defense attorney’s Android phone. When both parties later learned that the defense had received a lower-quality version of the video, prosecutors provided the defense with a higher-quality version.

Schroeder said he would let jurors watch it if they wanted to see the drone video, but would like to hear from experts who weren’t before the jury about the disagreement over the quality of the video the defense team received. Problems with the processing of the video can lead to the dissolution of the case on appeal.

Jurors listened to the testimony of more than 30 witnesses during the two-week deposition.

Rittenhouse, 18, facing five serious crimes In August 2020, gunfire that killed Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and injured Gaige Grosskreutz during a chaotic night of protests over police shooting in Kenosha. Jacob Blake. Rittenhouse was 17 at the time of filming.

When a decision is made, a total of 500 National Guard soldiers stand by in case of possible unrest.

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