"Reasonable doubt means a doubt based upon reason and common sense that arrises from a fair and rational assessment of the evidence or lack of evidence in the case"
Instruction #4: Do not consider the number of witnesses who testify to a fact
Instruction #5: Jurors are the only assessment of the witnesses. They are reminded to consider that witnesses' memory and who they got their information. Also asked to consider how the verdict would affect the witnesses.
@BrianRinck: That's just not true. Hundreds of such documents have been released throughout the last 3 years
Instruction #6: It is up to the jury to weigh testimony
Instruction #7: Direct evidence and circumstantial evidence should be considered equally and both are equal under the law
Instructoin #8: limited evidence can only be considered for the purpose it was admitted
Instruction #9: Defendant's decision not to testify cannot prove anything or be considered at all
Instruction #10: Each count should be considered separately and not be influenced by other decisions on other counts.
Instruction #11: Lists names of the victims of murder in the 1st degree.
@BrianRinck: Because they had very few items of that type, that were included under the court ruling about releases.
Instruction 12: Defendant could be found not guilty of main charge but still guilty of "lesser included charge" like murder in 2nd degree and manslaughter
Instruction #13: Defendant is charged with extreme indifference murder in 1st degree. Lists 12 victims again
@NT8: Lol, you're all doing great, thanks for being so engaged!