"Until you're there, in that situation, you don't know what's going on," said Jeremy Pottorff
, who served on the jury that could not reach a decision in the sentencing of Edwardo Wong Jr.
"I saw a lot of them on the computer last evening," Pottorff
, 36, said of critical comments about the deadlocked jury.
"A lot of people are blaming the jury as a whole."
"I don't want to say it's unfair because I was angry about the decision myself," said Pottorff
, who was one of six jurors who voted in favor of the death penalty for Wong.
Like other jurors, Pottorff, who is a cake decorator at Sam's Club, worked weekend shifts to make up for lost time at work.
employer paid him his
, it was hard to escape the case.
At work and at church, people wanted to talk about it.
"I took the day off today (Tuesday), after yesterday," he
"I told them I needed some time to be by myself and think."
"This trial I don't think it's something you can put behind you.
It's always going to be there," Pottorff, who is a church deacon and Sunday school teacher, said.