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SDNY Jury Guilty Verdict for Saunders As Felon in Possession After Jury Request for Photo

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, May 5 – Samuel Saunders is on trial for being a felon in possession of ammunition, to wit, 9 millimeter Remington-Peters shell casings.

On May 5, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Lorna G. Schofield held a final charging conference. Inner City Press covered it.

 The Assistant US Attorney said perhaps the verdict sheet should only be signed by the foreperson.

 Judge Schofield said she prefers all jurors to sign. She asked how long the AUSA wants for closing arguments.  

An hour and a half was the answer, including a 15 minute video.

Judge Schofield said it would be important that both sides could close on the same day, Friday, May 7 and that she would not expect the jury to reach a verdict that day.

But in fact, teh jury did reach a verdict on May 7: Guilty, signed by all 12 jurors. At 2:55 pm the jury had sent out a single note, "requesting help locating the photo that the prosecutor showed in his 2nd closing argument showing a zoomed in photo of the white patch of hair of the suspect while outside (not in the elevator). It was a split screen of the man in the elevator and hte man outside, showing the white patch of hair in both.. Jury forman, Juror #6."

  By 3:50 pm, the prosecutors were waiting outside the courtroom on the 3rd floor, when Inner City Press went back. Judge Schofield set Saunders' sentencing for September 16 at 11 am in her normal courtroom, 1106 in 40 Foley Square.

The case is US v. Saunders, 19-cr-679 (Schofield)


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