CNN’s Brooke Baldwin and John Bonifield, and Silicon Valley Watch Panelists Respond to Her Attorney Defending Her Tech Career.
After the defendant said, “I don’t have anything to answer for,” the judge was quick to correct her. “But there’s a lot of things you can say on the stand,” he said.
She continued to be evasive about certain questions. “Your honor,” she said, “I don’t want to be rude.”
“You don’t want to be rude,” Judge Anne-Marie Slaughter retorted.
After the questioning wrapped up, Holmes appeared before the jury. “I love what I do, and I want to say thank you to those people who didn’t give up on me,” she said, describing how she helped lift people up during difficult times, one of them being the time she lost her home in a fire.
When asked why she didn’t also ask for a mistrial, she responded: “I didn’t think it was that straightforward to do that, to go to ask for a mistrial. But I do believe that what I am saying might have been better seen from the jury, and didn’t need to be relayed back to them as the transcript.”
The prosecution then asked that the judge grant the mistrial request. The judge did. The defense refused, and they are headed to sentencing.
California-based crime scene video reporter Angela Wolf and Jill Winter will be blogging from Day 6 of the Phillip A. Goldman trial, which is being followed closely by Silicon Valley bloggers and reporters, including Silicon Valley Mentor, ValleyWag, and Silicon Ranch. Follow Silicon Valley Daily’s Chris Azzopardi and CNN’s Tom Foreman. See more at www.siliconvalleywire.com.