In September and October of 2006 I served as an alternate juror in a double murder case in California. This is a collection of my notes/journal from that case including jury duty.
The case was the People vs. Dominique Alexander Wright with two counts of murder and one count of robbery. Each of the murder counts carried enhancements for firearm usage and robbery. The robbery charge carried a firearm enhancement also. The public defender in this case is Daniel Cook. The prosecutor was the deputy district attorney John Cope. The judge was Richard E. Arnason. The case was heard in section 28.
Jury Selection Process
- Day One – First day of jury selection
- Day Two – Second day of jury selection
- Day Three – Third day of jury selection
- Day Four – Fourth day of jury selection
- Day Five – First day of the trial
- Day Six – Second day of the trial
- Day Seven – Third day of the trial
- Day Eight – Fourth day of the trial
- Day Nine – Fifth day of the trial
- Day Ten – Sixth day of the trial
- Day Eleven – Seventh day of the trial
- Day Twelve – Eighth day of the trial
- Day Thirteen – The verdict
Links About the Case
- Conviction News – This is a link from the Contra Costa Times about the conviction. Two of the jurors are quoted.
- News about the Case – This is a link from the Contra Costa Times about the case.
- Accomplice Conviction – This is a SF Gate article about Leron Morris’s conviction.
- America’s Most Wanted – Episode information about America’s Most Wanted that profiled Dominique Wright.