Defense Attorney Jerome Sabbota delivers his closing argument and asks the jury to pay close attention to the actual facts of the case.
“With my side of the story, finally out in the open, the trial hinged on whose version of what happened that night, the jury chose to believe.
My attorney, Jerome Sabbota, said his strategy was to break down the prosecution’s bogus case… and allow the jury to see for themselves, who was truly responsible Rose’s death.
Still… I was furious, that Sabotta didn’t call any witnesses of our own and he never consulted with a forensic expert to verify if the state’s findings were even accurate.
So to make sure the jury wasn’t fooled by all of the prosecutor’s dirty tricks… I was counting on Sabbota, to do what he was paid to do… and hammer this thing home.
This is Creating a Cannibal, Episode 12: Sabbota’s Close.
There was no smoking gun… no reliable eye witness… and no scientific evidence that actually proved anything. As Sabbota pointed out… the case boiled down to a choice of who to believe.
And who to believe shouldn’t have been a difficult decision for the jury to make. As long as they weren’t distracted by all of the hype and they used some common sense.
But you and I both know, that common sense, just ain’t that common… and with the prosecution having the unfair advantage of being able to leave the jury with its final impression of the case… Assistant Prosecutor Kelsey was about to push the boundaries of what the court would let him get away with and what a jury would fall for.
Next time, in Episode 13: Case Closed.” – JOHN ORTIZ-KEHOE MDOC 256263