ADD: Actual sentencing is Friday morning 9 (AZ does not observe Daylight Savings Time). There will be cameras. If you follow on twitter, please understand the trial moves fast and tweets are tiny. The format I use is Name: commentcomment If you see the colon, that is the person who made the comment, not me. If I am saying something myself, such as summarizing or describing a witness, I try to make it clear it is my own words. I never editorialize but some twittles seem to think I am the one who makes certain strong statements that may seem annoying or offensive about guilt, innocence, responsibility, etc. Please check for the colon, those statements are from the attorneys or from Witness On Stand (wos). If I summarize or string 2 tweets together, it is still for attribution to the speaker in the original colon of the series.
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There's no camera in the courtroom today. But I'm there. Sitting a few feet from the defendant, who will find out his fate in just a few days.
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So far, for days, prosecution has put on case claiming "Mr. Ray showed a pattern of increasing negligence" when it came to safety. The pattern, according to prosecution, played out over the last several years.
Defense team is beginning its case that, to the contrary, Mr. Ray has a pattern of helping people, also over a period of years.
By the way, it's unusual that prosecutors would be able to put on more aggravation witnesses at this time. Polk fought for the right to try again at an aggravation case and it was granted.
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