After further talks with the dismissed juror last night, Trapellar has added some additional information to yesterday's post. Please re-read it, (It's the post below this one)
There is quite a bit of anger and upset about the information that we have received, and I want to try to keep it focused. I'm angry at everyone and everything too right now. (A lot actually. It's out of control.) Let's try to keep that to a minimum here. It's not done yet, so let's keep the speculation about who should have done what to a minimum if possible. I have a few opinions of my own, but please keep this perspective in mind when posting:
1) ayres is responsible for this mess, and all of the fallout.
2) the jurors needed to have more information. There are many people involved in preventing them from getting it, there are many people who did not get information pushed through in a helpful enough way. In all of the finger pointing, right off the top of my head, I can think of several more people or groups of people who have not been mentioned. Eventually, we'll just end up pointing at everyone.
Fighting amongst ourselves fingerpointing is not going to get us anywhere right now: We're back at square one with the jury. Perhaps with a new perspective the balance will change.
Let me clarify something about this blog, in case you haven't figured it out: I am one of ayres' victims. This blog is here so that his victims and their families and supporters can get up-to-date information. It is a clearly biased blog. If you are not in the above categories, and are just looking for information about the trial, you're very welcome here, and we frequently accompany our entries with links to "mainstream" press for a "less biased" viewpoint. If you believe that ayres is not guilty of the crimes which he committed, this blog is not for you.
I'm very tired, and not very charitable, or even tolerant right now. Please re-read your comments carefully before you post them.