Grief Counselor: Casey's Party Behavior Typical - Page 8
When asked if magical thinking was delusional, Karioth disagreed, recounting the story of a woman she comforted just the other day, who had previously lost her son. The woman was concerned because it was raining and dark outside, and that her child had never been alone under these conditions before. Karioth stated that she sat outside with umbrellas and blankets with the woman - that everyone involved knew the child was not really feeling the cold or wet, but the woman needed to be allowed to provide comfort to her lost son anyway as part of the grieving process.
Karioth was excused, as was the jury for the day. Prosecution attorney Burdick was seen wiping her eyes frequently as the grief counselor left the courtroom.
Baez believes the defense will rest tomorrow, and Judge Perry said he wanted rebuttal witnesses ready tomorrow, with closing statements possibly happening on Saturday. Perry would leave it up to the jurors if they wanted to work Sunday if needed to complete closing arguments.
No matter what, jurors would likely have to deliberate over the Fourth of July.
Testimony continues on Thursday at 9:00 a.m. EST.