February 19th, 2009
#10 Detective Richard Tomlin (LA Co. Sheriff, Homicide Division, lead detective on the case; under first cross)
#11 Marc Hirschfield (Former casting director for NBC Entertainment Network; testimony complete)
Accredited Press inside the courtroom: Harriet Ryan of the Los Angeles Times; Linda Deutsch of the Associate Press for a short time in the afternoon.
Before court resumed for the afternoon session, Judge Fidler informed the court that he has received a note from Juror #5 that, "He has been paying out of pocket to stay on the jury." He can no longer afford to do that. He also has to take care of his father who is ill. He is asking to be excused from further jury duty. At the end of court today before the jury was excused, Judge Fidler informed the juror that they would take up this issue Monday morning at 10:00 am.
I will be updating this story covering the jury visit later tonight. Wednesday's testimony and this days testimony will be updated over the weekend. Tomorrow will be the second Spector Q&A.