Judge will read 5 randomly selected verdict forms to give jurors and example of what to expect... (and so he doesn't need to read 600+ pages)
Counts: 24x murder (2 types) and 140x attempted murder (2 types) and 1 count of possession of incendiary devices.
165 total charges and judge will read a sample form from each of the 5 types.
Jurors reminded to rely on their own memory and notes, and not be swayed by other jurors who may have taken more notes
Judge asks lawyers to approach
Alright, judge had a question submitted and he says attorneys will address it during their closings
Judge asks staff to distribute instructions and copies of 5 sample verdict forms
Judge reading instruction 1... which explains the jury instructions and also rules for the jury room.
Jurors not allowed to discuss case with anybody, not communicate about the case in any way. Also cannot read about the case
Still on instruction #1 "Do not in any way try to learn about this case or this kind of case outside the courtroom"
Jurors not allowed to have cell phone or other electronics in the deliberation room.
Now instruction #2: Charges against the defendant are not evidence, just accusations.
Instruction #3: Presumption of innocence unless convinced beyond a reasonable doubt