When downtown Gunnison business owner Chris Osness received his tax bill last week, he handed it to an employee to open. Based on the valuation of his building determined last summer, he knew his tax bill likely increased from the following year.
It’s the little things jurors don’t think about — such as who to look at when delivering their verdict. Do they look to the head of the courtroom where the judge presides? Do they look to the prosecution and defense teams, who have spent the trial passionately arguing for the guilt or innocence of the accused? Would looking at the police perched in the courtroom be comforting or even more nerveracking?