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14 Comments by Juror 2

Oddone guilty of first-degree manslaughter, jury announces Monday

As a juror on this case, I couldn't wait to get home and google the hell out of this story. Well what a surprize! First of all, as for Ms. Kedia's comment that there was a prior misconduct of mine in regard to voicing my opinion, this is THE FIRST TIME I've ever heard of this. I happened to be the last-ditch effort by this weak defense at a mistrial. In truth, I am a county employee who was locked in a room for 11 hours a day listening to Juror #3 make biased comments about police and corrections. I couldn't take it anymore and told her I felt she was too biased and shouldn't be on this jury. Well, she already spearheaded the demise of the first two jurors - I was next. Fortunately, the judge didn't fall for it. And up unitl the last day when she was still looking for an acquittal in the a.m., she was forced to answer the questions of the other jurors and finally faced the truth. Despite what was reported here, there never was a deadlock on this jury. Progress was being made every day. And believe me, it progressed hourlly.

So to Ms. Kedia, Juror #3, and Alternate Juror (who carpooled with Juror #3) - KISS MY &^%!!

And to the family of Andrew Reister - I will never forget you and wish you all a Happy Holiday.

At the end of the trial, we were met and told of Mr. Oddone's past. Well Mr. Oddone, I truly hope you FINALLY learned something.

" Dec 14, 09 9:13 PM

And let's not forget Mr. Reister's parents who sat there everyday of this trial. They had to hear over and over again how their son was killed in a room filled with people too shocked to intervene. My heart goes out to them. " Dec 14, 09 9:33 PM

You must be a friend of Ms. Kedia's, or a defense attorney at best. Please don't be ignorant with your statements and reread what I actually wrote. She was forced to answer the questions to which she had no valid answers. She was forced to face the truth. Deliberations are a process, and we are all different. This was extremely difficult on ALL involved, including the jurors so I would appreciate you taking the time before making such comments. " Dec 15, 09 6:20 AM

And the same to you. " Dec 15, 09 6:27 AM

PBR, thank you. And if I had read your reply sooner, I wouldn't have answered at all. You hit the nail on the head. Kudos. " Dec 15, 09 6:28 AM

Please convey to your parents my sympathy. On the days when it got extremeley difficult, I would go out in the courtroom and glance at them and the wife of Mr. Reister and her mom. It helped keep my eye on the ball. And to the gentleman that was there EVERYDAY sitting behind your parents, the jury noticed him too. We never figured out who he was, but his intent was unmistakeable. And to you, your pain was evident and my heart goes out to you. After coming home and googling and reading all there was to read about your brother, I am so grateful I was on this jury. At times in the jury room it would get real tough and we would constantly remind each other that we were all picked to be here for a reason. I saw some amazing thing happen in that room and want to acknowledge the other 10 incredible people I've spent the last 2 1/2 months with. I'm so glad I took this journey with them, for this man. Go enjoy your holidays with this behind you. PEACE. " Dec 15, 09 6:46 AM

I do not want to respond for the jury, but will respond myself. It is my belief, and after now hearing of Mr. Oddone's past it was confirmed, that Mr. Oddone was a hothead to begin with and he was PISSED. Using the testimony in the trial, the jury put it all together and reenacted the scene. Major kudos go to Jurors #5 and #9 for their extreme diligence and patience. It is my opinion that Mr. Reister was never expecting a fight, he was doing his job. But Mr. Oddone was extremely mad and intent on causing SERIOUS physical injury. I'm not saying the thought of murder never crossed his mind - some jurors believe it did. But without his hands being on his neck choking, that intent was hard to prove. We did consider the thought he was afraid, but in my opinion he wasn't afraid at all. There was a long time before anyone intervened, giving a rational person more than enough time to stop what he was doing and get out. He didn't make that smart choice, and hearing about his past it all makes sense. I hope I helped you understand. " Dec 15, 09 7:02 AM

The name is Tammy Buckley from Manorville, NY. Let this put to rest your speculation. " Dec 15, 09 8:40 AM

It was the hardest thing I've ever done - and I have 3 children.

I read NOTHING before the case and it killed me. But it was a challenge for me and I'm happy. But I spent alot of time lastnight catching up - believe me. " Dec 15, 09 9:18 AM

Sorry Sam, it really is me. And anyone who knows me would expect that I'd do this. I believe its public information if you'd like to check. " Dec 15, 09 9:20 AM

A big AMEN to that." Dec 15, 09 9:20 AM

Thank you very much, I wish your family all the best.

P.S. - Thats a good friend, we should all have one that would do that for us. " Dec 15, 09 4:35 PM

Well the mystery man speaks up. Thank you for the comments. As I'm sure you can tell, it was a rough road.

Happy Holidays to you and your family. " Dec 16, 09 6:49 AM

For the record, I never passed a note to the judge. NEVER. I'm not sure where you're getting your information but it's extremely wrong. " Dec 16, 09 6:58 AM