Andy Gilbert, the foreman of the Brad Cooper jury, spoke out recently, saying that the jury drove it's decision based on facts and that the crucial evidence for their verdict was FBI testimony about searches conducted on Mr. Cooper's computer.
Judge Gessner's decision to prevent the defense from presenting evidence that Cooper's computer had been tampered with and that these searches were created well after the crime was committed appears even more critical.
According to WRAL, "Defense attorneys believe their chance to appeal the conviction is good, saying jurors were never allowed to see evidence that proved Brad Cooper's laptop was tampered with." It will be months before the Court of Appeals hears this case, but one thing (at least should be) certain--they can't harmless error that one.
Brad Cooper (pictured) is currently housed at Central Prison in Raleigh, serving a sentence of life without the possibility of parole.
Read the WRAL article here.