July 26, 2006
The Judge was notified that the jury had reached a verdict at 4:10 PM.
The proceedings started at 4:24.
Judge Vaughn requested that the court give the jury the respect it deserves and that no outburst of emotion will be tolerated. You would be removed from the courtroom.
The Jury Foreman passed the Verdict to the Judge. The Judge read:
Julie burst into tears and then fainted to the floor. Ron Safer half caught her and brought her to a sitting position. Mark Harper came to the front and comforted her, and eventually she was able to stand.
David Rands requested the jury be poled and one at a time they answered that their verdict given freely was Not Guilty.
The Judge thanked the jury and they were dismissed. He thanked the Lawyers on both sides, and complemented them on their professionalism.
Prosecutor Edwin Parkinson did not attend the Verdict reading