Trial Day One

Published on Wednesday, 08 August 2012 22:44

Reminder: Tomorrow is the day of fasting and prayer for this case.

 

Approximately 50 people were in attendance to support Ken, along with a handful of reporters

Ken and supporters seated on the right; news and prosecution seated on the left

 

The clerk opened the court, addressing the United States vs Kenneth Miller

 

The judge addressed the jury, stating the case, and presenting the normal processes of the courts. Several things to note:

  1. 1.The case will be decided upon evidence- testimonies, admission of evidence
  2. 2.Both sides will have opportunity to present evidence
  3. 3.If Ken's side gives evidence, the government will have opportunity to give a rebuttal
  4. 4.After the rebuttal, the evidence is closed
  5. 5.Once arguments are completed, the charge is given to consider the evidence; there is nothing about the judge's view of the evidence
  6. 6.Define the charge that is given
  7. 7.When the charge is given, it is in your hands

 

Remember:

  1. Ken is presumed to be innocent
  2. They need proof beyond reasonable doubt
  3. The defendant is not required to testify

 

The judge stressed that it is not about what you believe about same sex, Amish, or VA's position on same sex marriages.

 

The prosecution began examining witnesses in the forenoon. They called the following witnesses today:

 

Witnesses:

       Rebuttal by Mr. Autry

 

Ms. Grainger:

 

Ervin Horst

 

Janet Stasulli

 

Verizon wireless

 

 

Judge had discussion with the lawyers about Timo's evidence. He knows that the prosecution feels it will be detrimental to their case if his deposition is read in court. He asks that it would be read because it is helpful to the case.

 

Closed at 3:30