During the defense summation, the trial judge, NYS Supreme Court Justice Michael Aloise, stood on the bench next his chair and mugged at the jury
I think some of the jurors had enough of this trial already --- first ADA Brad Leventhal ranted at them during a large part of his summation --- then, Judge Aloise scowled at them during part of the defense summation
Is it any wonder that one of the first notes out of the jury room during early deliberations at the retrial was that the retrial jury says it is deadlocked already.....
The day started as expected with Judge Aloise summarily dismissing the defense application for additional evidentiary hearings in light of last week's "anonymous letter."
However, this judge's hank-panky really got off the ground during one part of defendant counsel Robert Moeller's summation. It's interesting that Mr. Moeller focused on the failure of investigators and OCME technicians to do a complete battery of "elimination DNA testing" --- meaning that there had to be almost tons [ and that would be 29166666666666664 picograms per U.S. ton] of unidentified DNA at the crime scene and even on Karina Vetrano's body.
Sorry to be so brief, but that's all my BSIs with eyes and ears in the courtroom had for me.
Let's see if this retrial jury has the balls to dump this stinkin' case a second time.