July 17 was a planned day off, will we need it? Judge says it all depends
Judge trying to get an idea of how long sentencing phase would take if necessary
Judge says he wouldn't want too much of a delay between guilt phase and penalty phase, if necessary, but hard to estimate how long it will take
Judge says he'd like parties to be ready to start penalty phase, if necessary, on July 16
But, if July 17 is necessary to take the day off because of a juror's appointment, then Judge would want to start on Monday
At beginning of sentencing, Brady asking permission for a brief opening statement
@question: They only need a sentencing/penalty phase if there is a guilty verdict
Judge saying no, if the only purpose is to explain the process. But would consider allowing an opening statement if it is about evidence
@question: No problem, we want to answer question
Orman says prosecution objects to allowing defense to make a statement at start of sentencing phase
Brady says they'll present information from gunman's childhood friends, if we go to a sentencing hearing
Orman says again that he objects. Judge won't rule now but tells Brady she'll have an "uphill battle"
@LG: If NGRI, he'll be committed. If guilty, they need the sentencing to decide on penalty (death, life in prison)
Judge confirms, it'll be July 13 for closings, unless there's an unforeseen circumstance.
Orman asks for a 3-hour delay between verdict announcement and reading of the verdict in court.
Judge says he will allow some time for both sides and would be open to a 3 hour window
Judge explaining to jurors they were working on scheduling