Weaver Found Guilty of Solicitation to Commit Murder
The long anticipated jury trial of Ricky Weaver began Thursday, March 5th with jury selection and a pool of 70 perspective jurors. Jury questions were present by the court, Judge Cawthon presiding, and the attorney for the state, represented by Elmore County Prosecutor, Daniel Page and attorney for the defense, John De Franco. The final seated panel of 13 jurors including an alternate consisted of 6 women and 7 men. In the trial deliberations, only 12 were sent to the jury room.
Ricky Weaver was charged with Criminal Solicitation to commit a Crime, which in this case was Murder, on November 29th 2018. The judge had a list of 12 question addressed to the jurors, after which the attorneys were given the opportunity to address the prospective jurors, at which time were now approximately 35 in number. This process in its finality had the two attorneys narrowing down their list and agreeing upon the final panel of 13 that will be seated. This is a process that can reach to the core of personal, and general questions to enable the attorneys to pick who they think would be the best juror for this particular case. For the full story, pick up a copy of the Mountain Home News or click on this link to subscribe to the newspaper's online edition.