Instructions to jury pool members
Between the initial video played for the jury pool and a talk from the judge, some of the general instructions to the jury are:
Don’t discuss the case with your friends, family or even fellow jurors.
Expect disagreement during deliberation, jury pool members were told. It’s a natural part of the process. You might change your opinion during deliberations. And you don’t need to agree with others on the jury. Other jurors may interpret the evidence differently than you. In the end, you must decide based on your own opinion.
Don’t follow news reports about this case.
Rely on evidence heard in court — and only that evidence. Don’t investigate on the Internet, talk to witnesses on your own or visit the scenes described in the testimony. Don’t look up laws. You are qualified to serve as a juror because you are a citizen of this state and country.