After the case was sent the to Jury, the defense attorneys and family, and some friends, customers and acquaintances, waited mostly outside in the hallway for the verdict.
Wednesday afternoon, the Jury requested to see the Barrett 50 caliber weapon, and then it was returned to the courtroom. By this time, a number of people had moved into the courtroom. The Judge, some of the various court staff, defense attorneys, the government’s prosecutors, and a government attorney believed to be the attorney who would head upt the government’s asset forfeiture case. Little by little, family and other observers wandered in. Agent Pacheco arrived around 3:10pm and the defendants were brought in by the Marshalls shortly thereafter.
The Judge announced they were going on the record and explained that they had received two questions from the Jury, however, the questions didn’t indicate a time. He explained the problem was that they had received another note telling the Judge not to worry about the second question and that they had figured it out.
One question the Jury had related to Counts 11-28 and another question was about punishment. There were discussions between the Judge and Mr. Gorence.
The Judge commented that the jury doesn’t get to recommend sentence, and that on the other question they are typically referred back to the specific language in the Jury instructions.
One of the court staff members left the room to determine which question needed to be answered, and she she returned, the Judge responded the answer is there is no provision for the jury to recommend sentence, and told her to tell the Jury the answer is no.
One of the government’s attorneys informed the Judge that the government had come to an agreement with the defense regarding asset forfeiture. The government informed the Judge they only wanted to pursue civil forfeiture and not criminal forfeiture. A long discussion followed on some legal technicalities about incorporating evidence from the criminal trial and not having to re-introduce all of it into evidence in order to speed up the discovery process.
At 3:45pm the Jury returned with the verdicts as previously published. Each count was read with the name of the defendant and the verdict. Afterwards, each juror was asked two questions, was the vote unanimous and did they agree with the stated verdicts.
Remington was ordered released immediately. He was released after the paperwork to release him was processed.
The Judge ordered a pre-sentencing report for the three who were convicted to assist him with sentencing at a later date. Rick and Ryin were removed by the Marshalls and will remain in custody. Terri remains out on bond until sentencing.