After a short break this afternoon in the capital murder case against Richard D. Davis, attorneys prepared for closing arguments.
Earlier today, jurors viewed graphic videos that showed him assaulting two victims during forced, violent sex.
In the videos, muffled cries from the victims could be heard as they struggled to breathe. Prosecutors have said that videotapes found in Davis’ apartment and at his workplace show Davis and co-defendant Dena Riley as they repeatedly assault victims Marsha Spicer and Michelle Huff-Ricci.
The tape showed to the jury today was a 90-minute edited version from more than 7 hours of recordings that police recovered.
I can't imagine what it was like to watch even 90 minutes of that, much less seven hours. I'm surprised more jurors don't seek/need counseling after seeing evidence like this. (And that's not counting the police, who've probably had to review the material much, much more.)