Closing arguments are complete and the case has gone to the jury. The jury consists of three men and three women. One of the women is a lawyer who said during voir dire that she does in-house legal work for a federal agency involved in criminal justice.
Aaron Walker went first and spent about 25 minutes summarizing his case.
Tetyana Kimberlin went next. She took about 10 minutes and talked about the stress of trying to protect her children. The two money quotes (approximate, I have reviewed the audio): “This is not my war and not my children’s war” and “My children can’t have friends because of their father.”
Brett Kimberlin spent about 20 minutes rambling. The judge had to rein him in several times, telling him that something either was or was not in evidence—”Stay within the record.” I lost track of the number of lies The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin told.
Aaron then spent 10 minutes or so with his rebuttal.
The jury will now determine whether or not Brett and/or Tetyana lied or omitted relevant facts in their Applications for Statement of Charges and, if they did, what the lies and/or omissions were. If they find that either or both lied or omitted facts, the judge will rule on whether or not there was probable cause to support the resulting charges. If the judge find there was no probable cause, the jury will be sent back to consider damages.
I’m waiting at the courthouse with Aaron.