Friday, November 12, 2021

Watching Judge Schroeder and the Lawyers Argue About the Jury Instructions...

They are arguing about whether first degree reckless endangerment or second degree reckless endangerment is appropriate.   For reasons that I do not understand, the defense attorney seemed to be arguing for the first degree charge and prosecutor arguing for second degree.  I think the defense is trying to put a charge not plausible to the jury.  Did he engage in actions that showed a reckless disregard for human life?  Firing a gun in an area where others were present seems to be the basis for the reckless disregard for human life.  Even if in self-defense is not sufficient?

1 comment:

  1. I heard several people say the State is not convinced they can win with the original charges, so they want to downgrade at the last minute to see if the jury accepts them as plausible punishment.
    Basically they figured they did not convinced the jury beyond a reasonable doubt