Thursday, March 27, 2008

Mario Lozano Trial

I just got an email from the managing editor, Pat Lakey at the Mountain Democrat in answer to the one I sent yesterday to the publisher. The paper will be covering the trial "gavel to gavel" once the jury selection is complete. Mr. (Ms.?) Lakey said in the email that the paper will publish future stories on their website. The directions given to get to the stories is to click on "Local News" and then scroll down to find the stories.

Mr. Lakey also said that their court reporter is saying that the actual trial will start next Tuesday. According to my brother who is planning on attending the trial with Kacie's brother, Pat, the trial will proceed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Mondays and Fridays are apparently for other court proceedings. So, the only thing to do now is wait for jury selection to be finished and then wait for articles in the paper or messages from my brother.

Be sure to read the comment on this post from my brother. Jury selection is done! Opening statements and testimony will start on Tuesday.


chaplainlimeygene said...

OK Sis, It's Thursday evening and the tedious task of jury selection is completed. Finally! Here are the players: Superior Court Dept No. 2, Honorable Eddie T. Keller presiding. Deputy District Attorney Dale R. Gomes prosecuting and Deputy Public Defender Michael N. Atwell defending. Of course Mario Lozano in the hot seat. DDA Gomes (pronounced gohmz not gomez) was extreemely thorough in questioning the prospective jurors. He didn't leave much for Atwell to ask. Or Atwell just didn't have much to ask. It took 3 days but it's one of the most important parts of our judicial system. So I have an appointment to talk to DDA Gomes in the morning and will head home from there to return for court on Tuesday. Talk to you then, Gene.

Anakerie said...

Thank you, Gene! I'll talk to you when you get back home.

Sprocket said...

How about doing a "who's who" entry of all the significant players? Something those of us who will follow your coverage can refer to? Just an idea.

Anakerie said...

Excellent idea, Sprocket.. I'll see what I can do about putting an entry like that together. Thank you!