Several interesting things happened today. After hearing Vincent Tannazzo testify outside the presence of the jury in the morning session, Judge Fidler reversed his prior ruling and let this witness testify in the prosecution's CIC (Case in Chief). Louis came to court again today. This time one of his coworkers who was interested in observing some of the trial, met him at the court house. Louis, his friend and I had lunch with Mr. Dunne today. Mostly, Mr. Dunne and Louis talked while Louis's friend and I just listened. Mr. Dunne was disappointed that Louis's companion was not here today, but he has said several times that Louis is a very likable person and I agree with his assessment.
At the afternoon break, Louis was sitting in the back row of the court room, and when Spector came back in from break, he greeted his son again, reaching out to shake his hand. In the morning, Rachelle had smiled and waived a quick hello to him.
During the afternoon session, when Roger Rosen was cross examining Vincient Tannazzo, I was writing out some notes for myself on what I remembered of the discussion at lunch. I wasn't paying attention to the cross much, because I had heard most of it in the morning and was concentrating on writing out my notes on the lunch. I was glancing up, and I heard the Judge say, that he would have to check the transcript tomorrow regarding whether or not the witness had said something that Rosen was insisting the witness had. I looked back down to continue writing my notes about the lunch. All of a sudden, I heard a voice say, "He didn't say it." I looked up, and I see several jurors saying the same thing. More than one juror agreed with the first juror who spoke up and said, "He didn't say it." I did not see the first juror speak, but I did see other jurors nod in agreement and say virtually the same thing.
In the hallway at the afternoon break, Alan Jackson said, "Just saw the first time that an entire jury corrected a defense attorney."
Later in the afternoon session, either Beth Karas or one of the Court TV cameramen dropped a water bottle, and it made a bit of noise in the court room. One of the attorneys (I'm not sure which one), said something to the effect of, "Is that something to eject them from the room?" (That's not an exact quote.) The Judge replied ~with a smile on his face~, "It was an equipment malfunction."
Outside court on the street, I offered Louis a ride home, since we don't live far from each other and I had driven to court today. I had a wonderful time on the drive home, each of us sharing about our fathers and the things we have in common.