Defendant Tells Jury to Convict Him of Murder Quickly So He Can Watch the Eagles Game
A defendant on trial for double murder in California did not want to miss the Eagles/Saints game on Monday night. During cross examination, 49-year-old Nathan Burris grew impatient while answering the prosecutor’s questions. Burris supposedly snapped his fingers at the jury and told them to convict him quickly so that he could get back to his cell to watch Monday Night Football.
“I did it. So what?” said Nathan Burris, 49, who is representing himself in his capital trial in Contra Costa County Superior Court in Martinez. “No remorse, no regrets, no mercy. … You want me to draw it out in crayon?”
Veteran prosecutor Harold Jewett, a fierce interrogator, sought to drill in during cross-examination, asking Burris if his father would have been proud of him. But Burris stopped answering questions within 30 minutes.
“This isn’t Sesame Street,” Burris said, referring to the jury. “They get it, bro.” [SFGate]