Today is day 5 of picking a jury. Yesterday, we learned the judge will be sequestering the jurors for the duration of a trial that is expected to last between 2 and 4 weeks. Late breaking at the end of the day was the Judge agreed to change the jury pool to 40 candidates to be processed to stage 2. So far, 24 candidates are in the pool.
Robert Jr. thought we may be seeing more of his family members in court this week. So its possible we’ll see them there today or early next week. I can’t imagine the strain that Robert Sr. is under with the stress of watching George go through this national bashing and the health concerns over his own heart, his wife’s recent health issues and George’s grandmother who suffers from Alzheimer’s.
George has an older half-sister, Dawn, from his father’s first marriage and a younger sister, Grace, in addition to his older brother Robert Jr. It’s not clear if we will see them but I hope so. I hope that family walks into the courtroom with their heads held high, shoulder to shoulder and be present. It worries me that George’s family row has remained largely empty this week. I do understand the concern but the message could be perceived the family is too embarrassed by what George has done. They are a very attractive family and their influence in the courtroom would be very positive on the public.
Shellie’s courage has been on display this week and reporters were tweeting out that George and Shellie held hands going to lunch. Shellie you are a beautiful person both inside and out. I applaud your bravery and your public support of your husband.
If the family does go to court, remember to stay awake! 😉
Possible Links to Live Streams (Thanks Carole):
Local WFTV~ http://www.wftv.com/s/watchlive/
Thank you to everyone who has helped in the fund-raising effort. Last we heard (4pm June 9th) the fund was in excess of $85K. I’ve been advised that no update will be given until after a jury is selected. I assume all energies are being focussed on jury selection right now. The goal is to get $120K. Please continue to spread the news that help is needed. Even a $5 donation will help. This is one worry we can take off Robert Sr.’s shoulders. Thanks again.
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