We finally got to go to deliberations today in the trial I was on the jury for. After 2 1/2 days of testimony and deliberations, I'm still a little confused on exactly why this case went to trial. Out of 5 felony counts of burglary, we convicted on 4. The one we voted not guilty on, we were 99.9% sure the guy either did it or was involved (there was another guy involved that had already plead guilty and was serving his sentence) but there just wasn't the evidence to prove it. We really only seriously discussed two of the counts (one of which was the one we acquitted on) and most of that was determining the legal definitions for the charges. I felt bad for the guy's sister. She was in court through most of the trial and was there when the verdict was read. She didn't get mad or yell but she was crying the entire time. You could tell she really loved her brother and was scared for him but the guy dug his own hole. I did feel kind of like a coward though because I made sure I was out of the courthouse before she came out so I wouldn't have to see her cry anymore. The other guy involved testified for the prosecution and all during his testimony as well as the testimony of the guy on trial, I remember sitting there thinking "difficult child alert". It was so obvious they were both lying through their teeth. The guy that testified for the prosecution seemed to think the entire thing was funny. His testimony though, wasn't because of a plea agreement. Apparently he did have some sort of agreement but it did not involved testifying. That he did all on his own. Still not sure why but he did. The guy on trial blamed everything on everyone else, claimed he had no idea that the SIX (possibly 8) storage units they broke into belonged to anyone other than his dirt poor friend and declared that every single witness (most of whom were cops) were lying. I feel comfortable with my decision but I still find myself feeling a bit guilty. And I can't get the sister's poor face out of my head.