Higgs now lending her voice to the argument, saying that the jurors should know they don't have to be pressured by the rest of the group (if that happens) to continue working toward unanimity
@Nadine: They discussed it, decided it was unfair and unreasonable to sequester a jury this long
Next instruction is about mercy and sympathy
Judge skips to the chase, asks Nelson if she wants to include her previous objections. She does.
Judge reads the citation from the defense, says it is not binding on this court and would be improper in Colorado
If a jury can make a decision based on mercy in a vacuum... what have we been doing all along? We should've just asked them for a decision at the beginning (not a direct quote, but close, from the Judge)
"They don't learn about mercy. They bring whatever they have inside them, they bring that here"