Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Trial of Steve Wright - Day 2

There was quite bit of coverage yesterday, but it was rather uninformative.

The media do seem to realise that their conduct might influence the outcome of the case, so the coverage was factual rather than sensational.

The main images on telly were the faces of the five young women murdered, and footage of a white prison lorry (presumably with Wright being the sole occupant) along with a police car escorting it front and rear as it drove to the court.

I don't know how they got him from the truck into the court - perhaps in some yard around the back, as I didn't see any of the court reporter's standard 'blanket over the head' or the 'jeering of a hostile crowd' routines.

The jury of 10 men and 2 women was selected yesterday, and today (Day 2) will be an admin day with no hearings. So the case proper starts tomorrow morning...



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