The woman said she was an early vote for guilty in Boone’s case. “It’s like a mountain of things,” she said when asked to explain. “Even if you disregard one, there’s still too many left.”
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She also cited a text in which Boone apologized to Hall. “It was too much of an apology. He was not just there, he was clearly involved,” she said.
But, she said, “Myers was hard. Because we didn’t feel like we had enough to know he did it.”
‘I know he did it, but…’
The woman and three other jurors saw Myers as guilty, believing his collapsible baton fit the shatter mark on Hall’s phone. The four also thought Myers was in a position to commit the damage and found his comment to another officer that the phone was “on me” was significant, she said.
She recalled two or three other jurors essentially saying, “I know he did it but I don’t think the evidence proved it.”
Some on the jury did not find the testimony credible of police Sgt. Joseph Marcantano, who also was present at Hall’s arrest. Marcantano testified that Myers told him after the attack that he was not responsible for Hall’s severe injuries, but admitted, “The phone was me.” Prosecutors felt it was a crucial admission by Myers.
But the forewoman and others were troubled by Marcantano’s claim that he had dropped Hall’s camera by accident.
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