During individual questioning, some prospective jurors condemned the three defendants’ actions.
“I thought they railroaded him,” said a woman designated as Juror No. 164. “It was almost like a lynching to me. They just wanted to hang him.”
Others shared similar opinions.
Some jurors flatly said they are fearful about the repercussions if they are picked and have to render a verdict.
“Any verdict, guilty or innocent, is going to be unpopular with some people,” Juror No. 4 said. “Maybe I’d even feel unsafe.”