CLARIFICATION ON SOME MISINFORMATION
Judge Barbara Zuniga
Just a quick note to clarify some information that was in Tom’s report yesterday, Judge Zuniga is only going to develop the initial questionnaire for the juror panel that is going to be called. Judge Zuniga is not going to do the Vior dire of the jurors. The attorneys will take the answers given by the jurors, then do their own questioning and Vior dire the potential jurors to try to get a fair and impartial panel. Legally I’m not sure the judge can do Vior dire for the attorneys.
I have received several comments and messages from people showing concern about this and I just wanted to give some clarity.
Judge Robert Moody
In addition, judge Robert Moody, of Monterey County, is the judge is going to hear the 995 which is an appeals motion. According to my Google search, judge Moody has a reputation for being a prosecutor’s judge, and in one article I saw he made a statement that defendants do not have a presumption of innocence in this country. Just for info.
Feel free to inquire or add more information.