UPDATED 3:39 PM
I’m on the Red Line train, hoping there isn’t much rain in downtown Los Angeles. Three sisters who are T&T fans are going to try to get a seat today and have offered to take me to lunch. (I probably won’t have a lunch time update today.)
The prosecution is expected to rest their case first thing this morning and enter into stipulations with the defense, on certain aspects of the case that they agree upon.
I have been working on updating the witness list and I’m almost finished. On the witness list page, you will find every witness who has testified in the trial to date, links to the trial coverage for that date as well as a short synopsis of their testimony. The prosecution has called 53 witnesses in their case-in-chief. I have no idea how many witnesses Overland plans to call for the defense or who will be first up on the stand.
UPDATE 3:40 PM
Overland called six witnesses today. There was an additional witness who testified outside the presence of the jury. Judge Perry has not made a final ruling on this witness and whether or not he can testify. He will make a ruling tomorrow.
From the conversation counsel had with Judge Perry at the end of court today (Overland ran out of defense witnesses before 3:00 PM) it looks like the defense will rest at the end of the day tomorrow! Wednesday would be a day off to prepare for closings and closing arguments would begin Thursday and run into Friday morning. DDA Nunez stated his closing will be about 2 hours. Overland stated his would be not more than 4 hours and Presby stated his end closing would be about 1 hour. Then there's also the jury instructions. Those can take 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the instructions. It's very possible the jury could get the case as early as Friday afternoon. Counsel will go over jury instructions to see if they prefer CAL JIC or CAL CRIM instructions.
I will be working all evening on getting my notes up on the witnesses who testified today, so please keep checking back.
UPDATE: 4:21 PM
Court resumes tomorrow at 8:30 AM.