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Of the twelve jurors who helped move the wheels of justice.
In the Drew Peterson case juror bronze Apollo.
-- -- Ron thanks so much for being with us this evening how are you.
Good judge good to see you again.
And we have looked at each other for many weeks in that courtroom and I was always wondering what you were thinking -- -- finally get the chance to ask you.
You set through this trial.
You were the one juror who held out.
That's a good question.
It was it came down to eleven to one and it just happened to be that I was little -- I guess I'm going to be known that for that.
For a while now and I just had some questions about the hearsay evidence and because circumstantial evidence.
And I have some questions that CB constitutionality.
Of the hearsay Illinois is hearsay law and I just felt.
With that hearsay evidence and that's why held out for an extra day.
Well you know what's interesting is that when the question came back.
From the jury to the judge what -- unanimous mean.
Was there are thought for any time that you would not change your verdict.
Oh I mean what made you finally change.
Well I had to re read the instructions from the judge on the it's hearsay.
Evidence and the circumstance eleventh I kept reading it and then of course general indictment itself.
Trying to find out if you're using.
That evidence presented in court.
The state that's by the burden of proof that the defendant was guilty in this.
In this situation.
The -- -- was there it let's go to the whole jury now was there any question regarding whether this was an accident or homicide.
Was this something you guys decided early on.
Pretty much we we pretty much -- they're not even talk about the defense.
Expert witness because.
We -- there too many bruises.
In the front and back so.
Would have to fallen down at least two different times -- pretty badly to get hurt.
With that -- bruises first to the front and then in the back.
And you know it's interesting all of the argument between the attorneys and I think there were at least six expert witnesses.
And did you guys discuss the fact that the bruises.
The injuries in the front or bruises but the injuries in the back were abrasions.
Was there any discussion about that.
No not really we knew that there are all injuries.
When it comes to medical testimony at least for me.
It's a pretty much agree coming in it but it she had many injuries to the front -- back and what you call them exactly was that at least to me.
Okay what about the most significant witnesses in the trial who were the most effective witnesses according to the jury.
Well the hearsay witnesses.
-- -- -- And the reason for that is because.
Is very compelling -- some of the jurors including myself have some problems placing the defendant.
At the scene.
On the on that weekend.
And that hearsay evidence.
Eventually all war.
Jurors that thought he was not guilty at first that.
He was at least at the scene.
And and -- guilty.
All right that a couple more questions did you -- is that think that it was at all unusual.
-- drew Peterson's behavior in the courtroom the behavior of the attorneys.
I mean did you think that it was less than somber less than you would have expected in a murder trial.
You mean where they not taken their job seriously well how did it -- you.
I thought the defense team was.
Having a good time.
Not over confident at least not that I could see.
I -- I could definitely see that they're competent.
And they were I I never saw anything -- professional in their behavior.
Well let me ask you this -- final question.
Going into this as a juror did you have any sense that it would be as.
Our profound an experience and as difficult or.
You know what.
Easy a decision whatever it might have been for you.
Another word was that it was -- that what I expected exactly.
Well I asked the sheriff and he said between 64.
To six weeks were murder trial and that was about right and.
Sounds so I'm guilty of murder.
It's a tough call listen.
Yes very much so -- right wants Apollo thank you so much for joining us tonight.
And we appreciate your service as well and up.
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