Friday, March 10, 2006

Court Convenes to Answer Jury Question

Judge Steven Ebert called a brief court session to answer a jury question shortly after 1 p.m. Jurors were confused about whether they were to consider both "acts of omission and acts of commission" when deciding the fate of Jensen.

Prosecutors Brian Blanchard and Roy Korte attended the session in person, and defense attorneys Stephen Morgan and Stephen Meyer participated via phone.

The question from the jury indicated that there was confusion between the charges as written and the jury instructions. The jurors were told by the judge during jury instructions that either commission or omission can be considered.

Ebert said he would answer the jury's question by telling them to follow the law as given in the jury instructions.

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