Las Vegas, NV—You can never guess what a jury will do. Jury’s logic is nearly always beyond predictions.
That Las Vegas Armed Robbery/Kidnapping case against footbal great, O.J. Simpson that should never have been filed in the first place will enter the phase of Jury Instructions and Closing Arguments. There may be a verdict as early as Friday.
The jury will be charged with sorting out the stories given by a wide assortment of thugs, thieves, liars and even a pimp, most have which have been given get out of jail free cards by prosecutors.
Watching televised trials cheats viewers of one very important insight to help predict the outcome. The faces, interaction and reaction to the accused and various witnesses with jury members provide loads of tell tale information.
Televised trials never show jury members unless they agree to give interviews when the trials are over and the verdicts have been returned.
Even with the ability to observe the jury, their verdicts often still defy predictability. One statistic remains constant, over 80% of Americans who are forced to stand trial get convicted.
O.J. Simpson’s odds are not good despite ample reasonable doubt. The best I’d hope for is a hung jury and mistrial. I’m sure O.J. Simpson would agree with my assessment that being a criminal defendant sucks.