Continuing list from instruction #4: 60. No past history of being cruel to people/animals. 61. No one says he was mean, emotional, sensitive in the face of rejection. 62. Defendant still has family/friends/neighbors who will support him
Instruction #5 of 22: How the jurors must determine if mitigating factors exist individually. They do not need to be unanimous about each factor and each juror must decide for themselves
With respect to each count, each juror must weigh mitigation factors against aggravating factor. Each juror can decide the weight they think is appropriate
Jurors cannot consider aggravating factors beside those they confirmed after phase 1 (4 total)
Aggravating factors: killed 2 or more people, knowingly created grave risk to others beyond the victims, especially heinous/cruel manner, defendant was lying in wait/ambush
"Decision should not be mechanical or mathematical because the number of factors is not the only criteria you should use"
"Nor should you merely assign arbitrary values ....and then subtract one value from the other"
"reasoned moral judgement" is what the jurors need to do
Instruction #6: Based upon early verdicts, gunman was convicted on 24 murder counts. Eventually, those will be merged to 12, so there is one for each victim of murder