What do the prosecutors and the defense attorneys say to the jury in a death penalty case, when those 12 people are going to decide whether or not the defendant should be sentenced to death?

Real life isn’t like those short speeches we see on the TV shows like Law and Order.  For those interested in the process and how death penalty trials work — and specifically, what Terence Lenamon said to the jury in the Bannister case where the jury came back for Life, not Death, we have added the following into Terry’s Online Libary:

 

Death Penalty Trial Opening Statements: Trial Transcripts

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Closing Arguments by State and Defense in Death Penalty Trial of James Bannister

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