Deputies will escort jurors to their cars.
Judge is thanking jury for their hard work.mthey are free to go.
The judge will order a presentence investigation.
He has revoked their bond and ordered a psychological evaluation of defendants.
Borner and Whitman are both being led out of the courtroom by deputies.
@Law &Order Fan: Neither said anything. I was typing at the moment the verdicts were being read so I didn't see their faces. Their expressions following the verdicts didn't betray a lot of emotion.
@TOOF: They'll be sentenced following the presentence investigation.
The courtroom is emptying out and I'm going to had back to the office. Thanks for reading everyone. Please feel free to continue asking questions you have. Jenny will answer as best she can.
@MDH We'll have to ask Nick and Brian about the reactions when they get back to the office.
@barry I don't believe there is any minimum, other than statutory court fees.
@AP The maximum sentence is life in prison without the possibility of parole.
@MDH: Several people in the gallery were openly crying during the reading of the verdict. I'm not sure whether they were family members, though.
Just to avoid going down a slippery slope, I'm going to hold off on posting any opinions of the verdict. Feel free to keep asking any questions you might have, and we'll address them as we can.
@TOOF A parole/probation officer will conduct the presentence investigations. A psi involves interviewing the defendants and gathering information about them, including criminal histories, work histories, family information, etc. They will probably begin the psi process as soon as possible.
We've got a quick version of a story on the verdicts up at bit.ly/MBkvfl.
@lm It is hard to say what the jurors were discussing. If we find out, we'll let you know!
@bb Just so you understand, the presentence investigations are not open records, so the public does not get to see them. They are used by the judges to help determine appropriate sentences. They have no impact on the outcome of the case other than giving judges some perspective.
@bb Just wanted to make sure - I didn't explain the use of the psi that thoroughly.